In view of the demanding forthcoming applications in nanooptics, it is of prime interest to create functions out-off the plane and to fully exploit the room above the substrate. Accessing the dimension perpendicular to the substrate is so a mandatory step to achieve the decoupling from conducting substrate. Here we present a series of 3D organic building blocks able to self-assemble on flat sp2-carbon based substrates like graphene and expose a chromophore decouled from the surface. The chromophores range from fluorescent dyes to photoswitchable molecules. We will present the optical properties in solution as well as the properties of the self-assembled functional monolayers on flat sp2-carbon based substrates. The first fluorescent molecular self-assembly on graphene will be reported
André-Jean Attias, Ping Du, David Kreher, Fabrice Mathevet, Sylvain Le Liepvre, and Fabrice Charra, "Surface-confined supramolecular self-assembly: towards nano-optics on graphene (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10101, Organic Photonic Materials and Devices XIX, 101010J (Presented at SPIE OPTO: January 31, 2017; Published: 19 April 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2251508.5390916566001.
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