Atom probe microscopy of self-assembled monolayers : preliminary results

Gault, Baptiste, Yang, Wenrong, Ratinac, Kyle R., Zheng, Rongkun, Braet, Filip and Ringer, Simon P. 2010, Atom probe microscopy of self-assembled monolayers : preliminary results, Langmuir, vol. 26, no. 8, pp. 5291-5294.

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Title Atom probe microscopy of self-assembled monolayers : preliminary results
Author(s) Gault, Baptiste
Yang, Wenrong
Ratinac, Kyle R.
Zheng, Rongkun
Braet, Filip
Ringer, Simon P.
Journal name Langmuir
Volume number 26
Issue number 8
Start page 5291
End page 5294
Total pages 4
Publisher American Chemical Society
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2010-04-20
ISSN 0743-7463
1520-5827
Summary We have achieved three-dimensional imaging of decanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on metal surfaces by atom probe tomography (APT). The present Letter provides preliminary results on Ni [001] and Au [111], shows the analytical potential of APT analysis of SAMs, and details developments in specimen preparation and in data-treatment methodologies. Importantly, the investigation of the mass spectra from analysis of the SAMs revealed no combination of sulfur and hydrogen at the interface between the metal substrates and the organic materials, potentially providing insight about the bonding of the thiols on the substrate.
Language eng
Field of Research 100703 Nanobiotechnology
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2010, American Chemical Society
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035177

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