It's a kind of magic: Hydroxy pentaaryl borazine molecules self-assemble into small clusters (see structure) on Cu(111) surfaces, whereas with symmetric hexaaryl borazine molecules large islands are obtained. Simulations indicate that the observed “magic” cluster sizes result from long-range repulsive Coulomb forces arising from the deprotonation of the B[BOND]OH groups of the hydroxy pentaaryl borazine.

"Magic" Surface Clustering of Borazines Driven by Repulsive Intermolecular Forces

BONIFAZI, DAVIDE
2013

Abstract

It's a kind of magic: Hydroxy pentaaryl borazine molecules self-assemble into small clusters (see structure) on Cu(111) surfaces, whereas with symmetric hexaaryl borazine molecules large islands are obtained. Simulations indicate that the observed “magic” cluster sizes result from long-range repulsive Coulomb forces arising from the deprotonation of the B[BOND]OH groups of the hydroxy pentaaryl borazine.
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