Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-20-2000

Abstract

Scanning tunneling microscopy was used to study molecular order in monolayer organic films formed by solution-phase growth from thermotropic liquid crystal solvents. The films develop macroscopically uniaxial alignment, with adlayer orientation controlled by an external magnetic field through interactions mediated by the liquid crystal. Results are presented for two films deposited from nematic and smectic- A solvents, along with a discussion of the alignment mechanism.

Publication Title

Physical Review Letters

Volume

84

Issue

12

First Page

2742

Last Page

2745

Required Publisher's Statement

© 2000, American Physical Society. View original article at Physical Review Letters.

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