Two layers are better than one

Fullerene–triethylene glycol monomers are shown to form self-assembled bilayers on Au with an exchangeable upper layer. These structures are as versatile as thiol-based self-assembled monolayers while showing enhanced robustness.

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Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of the concept of self-assembled bilayer.


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Vilan, A. Two layers are better than one. Nat. Mater. 19, 262–263 (2020).

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