Advances in single-molecule magnet surface patterning through microcontact printing

Matteo Mannini, D. Bonacchi, Daniele Bonacchi, Laura Zobbi, Federica M. Piras, E.A. Speets, Andrea Caneschi, Andrea Cornia, Agnese Magnani, B.J. Ravoo, David Reinhoudt, Roberta Sessoli, Dante Gatteschi

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We present an implementation of strategies to deposit single-molecule magnets (SMMs) using microcontact printing (uCP). We describe different approaches of CP to print stripes of a sulfur-functionalized dodecamanganese(III,IV) cluster on gold surfaces. Comparison by atomic force microscopy profile analysis of the patterned structures confirms the formation of a chemically stable single layer of SMMs. Images based on chemical contrast, obtained by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, confirm the patterned structure.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)1435-1438
JournalNano letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • IR-53105
  • METIS-225409

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