We have demonstrated that the rod segments with lateral dendritic chains self-assemble into unique stepped strips in which the rods are aligned parallel to the strip long axis. This unique organization of the rod segments arises from a balance between the energetic gain of a parallel arrangement of the rods and the resulting entropic penalty associated with stretching of the lateral flexible chains.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of the American Chemical Society|
|Publication status||Published - 2008 Nov 5|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Colloid and Surface Chemistry