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Title: Vertically grown nanowire crystals of dibenzotetrathienocoronene (DBTTC) on large-area graphene

Here we demonstrate controlled growth of vertical organic crystal nanowires on single layer graphene. Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), high-resolution transition electron microscopy (TEM), and Grazing Incidence X-ray Diffraction (GIXD), we probe the microstructure and morphology of dibenzotetrathienocoronene (DBTTC) nanowires epitaxially grown on graphene. The investigation is performed at both the ensemble and single nanowire level, and as function of growth parameters, providing insight of and control over the formation mechanism. Finally, the size, density and height of the nanowires can be tuned via growth conditions, opening new avenues for tailoring three-dimensional (3-D) nanostructured architectures for organic electronics with improved functional performance.
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  1. New Jersey City Univ., Jersey City, NJ (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  2. PPG Industries Inc., Monroeville, PA (United States)
  3. Ulsan National Inst. of Science and Technology, Ulsan (South Korea). School of Energy and Chemical Engineering
  4. Sejong Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of). Dept. of Physics and Graphene Research Inst.
  5. Yonsei Univ., Seoul (South Korea). Dept. of Material Science and Engineering
  6. Emory Univ., Atlanta, GA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  7. Korea Inst. of Science and Technology, Wanju (Korea). Inst. of Advanced Composite Materials
  8. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Center for Functional Materials
  9. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Materials Sciences Division
  10. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Dept. of Chemistry
  11. Columbia Univ., New York, NY (United States). Materials Research Science and Engineering (MRSEC); State Univ. of New York (SUNY), Plattsburgh, NY (United States). Fashion Inst. of Technology
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069; RSCACL; KC0403020
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; DMR-1420634; AC02-05CH11231
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
RSC Advances
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 64; Journal ID: ISSN 2046-2069
Royal Society of Chemistry
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
Country of Publication:
United States
77 NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY; graphene; GIXD; SEM; TEM; Center for Functional Nanomaterials
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