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Title: Amino Acid Immobilization of Copper Surface Diffusion on Cu(111)

Abstract

Surface diffusion and molecular self-assembly are two critically important processes in chemistry and nature. Amino acids deposited on a Cu(111) surface driving a separation at the 2D limit between self-assembling molecules and diffusing copper atoms is reported. Since the self-assembling amino acids prefer non-planar, tridentate bonding with neighboring adatoms, they attach to and immobilize diffusing copper adatoms on the surface. This chemical interaction freezes out the copper diffusion causing the condensation of solid copper adatom islands on the surface. Such separation and immobilization are observed for eight different amino acids, suggesting the generality of this phenomenon beyond a single amino acid species. Furthermore, at elevated temperatures, a disruption of the prototypical Ostwald ripening of adatom islands is also observed. Here, these results provide fundamental insight into chiral molecular self-assembly and its interplay with metal atom surface diffusion.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [4];  [5];  [1];  [6]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Center for Nanoscale Materials
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States). Center for Nanoscale Materials; Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
  3. Villanova Univ., Villanova, PA (United States). Dept. of Chemical Engineering
  4. The Univ. of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK (United States). Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  5. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States). Chemical Sciences & Engineering Div. and Inst for Molecular Engineering; Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, IL (United States). Inst. for Molecular Engineering
  6. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States). Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering and Dept. of Chemistry
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR)
OSTI Identifier:
1576752
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1499076
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; AC02‐06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2196-7350
Publisher:
Wiley-VCH
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Cu(111); LT UHV-STM; adatoms; amino acids; metal surface diffusion; metal transport; molecular assembly; self-assembly

Citation Formats

Guisinger, Nathan P., Mannix, Andrew J., Rankin, Rees B., Kiraly, Brian, Phillips, Jesse A., Darling, Seth B., Fisher, Brandon L., Hersam, Mark C., and Iski, Erin V. Amino Acid Immobilization of Copper Surface Diffusion on Cu(111). United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1002/admi.201900021.
Guisinger, Nathan P., Mannix, Andrew J., Rankin, Rees B., Kiraly, Brian, Phillips, Jesse A., Darling, Seth B., Fisher, Brandon L., Hersam, Mark C., & Iski, Erin V. Amino Acid Immobilization of Copper Surface Diffusion on Cu(111). United States. doi:10.1002/admi.201900021.
Guisinger, Nathan P., Mannix, Andrew J., Rankin, Rees B., Kiraly, Brian, Phillips, Jesse A., Darling, Seth B., Fisher, Brandon L., Hersam, Mark C., and Iski, Erin V. Tue . "Amino Acid Immobilization of Copper Surface Diffusion on Cu(111)". United States. doi:10.1002/admi.201900021.
@article{osti_1576752,
title = {Amino Acid Immobilization of Copper Surface Diffusion on Cu(111)},
author = {Guisinger, Nathan P. and Mannix, Andrew J. and Rankin, Rees B. and Kiraly, Brian and Phillips, Jesse A. and Darling, Seth B. and Fisher, Brandon L. and Hersam, Mark C. and Iski, Erin V.},
abstractNote = {Surface diffusion and molecular self-assembly are two critically important processes in chemistry and nature. Amino acids deposited on a Cu(111) surface driving a separation at the 2D limit between self-assembling molecules and diffusing copper atoms is reported. Since the self-assembling amino acids prefer non-planar, tridentate bonding with neighboring adatoms, they attach to and immobilize diffusing copper adatoms on the surface. This chemical interaction freezes out the copper diffusion causing the condensation of solid copper adatom islands on the surface. Such separation and immobilization are observed for eight different amino acids, suggesting the generality of this phenomenon beyond a single amino acid species. Furthermore, at elevated temperatures, a disruption of the prototypical Ostwald ripening of adatom islands is also observed. Here, these results provide fundamental insight into chiral molecular self-assembly and its interplay with metal atom surface diffusion.},
doi = {10.1002/admi.201900021},
journal = {Advanced Materials Interfaces},
number = 7,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {3}
}

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