This perspective aims to report on experimental preparation and investigation tools forengineering molecular thin films with a three-dimensional (3D) nanoscale control that is ofrelevant interest for different emerging applications as well as for the development of calibrationstandards. Such thin films may be obtained by man-made methods, self-assembly orspatio-temporal self-organization and/or by the combination of these last approaches withexternal tools. Understanding the main features and the physical-chemistry underlying the relatedordering phenomena is in due course and a theoretical framework is under development. In thisrespect it is of fundamental importance to achieve the ability to get 3D structural images with ananoscale detail. This issue is at the early stage and novel techniques like electron tomographyand scanning transmission X-ray microscopy are very promising.
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Rivista||Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2010|
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