Formation and deposition of polymer nanostructures on surfaces
Wieland, Maria B. (2015) Formation and deposition of polymer nanostructures on surfaces. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
In this thesis different routes to the formation of extended two-dimensional polymers via on-surface coupling reactions are presented. Polyphenylene networks formed by the molecules tri-(bromo-phenyl)-benzene via on-surface Ullmann coupling reactions are investigated with scanning tunnelling microscopy. The polyphenylene networks with near complete surface coverage exhibit a vitreous structure. The network is composed of linked molecules forming polygons with four to eight edges.
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