Photoinduced self-assembly of carboxylic acid-terminated lamellar silsesquioxane: highly functional films for attaching and patterning amino-based ligands

Lingli Ni, Abraham Chemtob, Céline Croutxé-Barghorn, Céline Dietlin, Jocelyne Brendlé, Séverinne Rigolet, Loïc Vidal, Alain Dieterlen, Elie Maalouf and Olivier Haeberlé Abstract Tuning the electrostatics of ethylene-glycol-based self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) by doping with ions is shown. Molecular dynamics simulations unravel binding mechanisms and predict dipole strengths of the doped layers. Additionally, by applying such layers […]