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Dynamics in Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs)

One crucial aspect to developing nanoscale devices is the application and control of electric fields on a nano- and molecular level. The Clarke group investigates the interaction of polar self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) with polar and non-polar substrates. Below is an illustration of the types of motion available in a SAM.




  • M. C. Scott, D. R. Stevens, J. R. Bochinski, and L. I. Clarke, "Dynamics within Alkylsiloxane Self-Assembled Monolayers Studied by Sensitive Dielectric Spectroscopy," ACS Nano 2, 2392 (2008).