Self-assembly of ultralong aligned dipeptide single crystals
Journal article, 2017

Oriented arrangement of single crystals plays devices. Herein we describe a method for the exceptionally single crystals (several centimeters). It combines an induced nucleation step with a continuous withdrawal of substrate, leading to specific evaporation/composition conditions at a three-phase contact line, which makes the growth process controllable. These aligned dipeptide fibers possess a uniform cross section with active optical waveguiding properties that can be used as waveguiding materials. The approach provides guidance for the controlled arrangement of organic single crystals, a family of materials with considerable potential applications in large-scale functional devices.

single crystals



aligned arrangement

optical waveguiding


Bingbing Sun

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Qi Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Hans Riegler

Max Planck Institute

Stephan Eickelmann

Max Planck Institute

Luru Dai

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Yang Yang

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Rodrigo Perez-Garcia

Max Planck Institute

Yi Jia

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Guoxiang Chen

Max Planck Institute

Jinbo Fei

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Krister Holmberg

Chalmers, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Applied Surface Chemistry

Junbai Li

Chinese Academy of Sciences

ACS Nano

1936-0851 (ISSN) 1936-086X (eISSN)

Vol. 11 10 10489-10494

Subject Categories

Materials Chemistry

Other Chemistry Topics

Areas of Advance

Materials Science





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