Surface molecular functionalization combines many challenges: from characterizing, understanding and utilizing the surface properties and microscopic chemical entities, to judicious adsorption schemes enabling controlled tailoring of surface and interfacial properties.
This excerpt comes from our latest special issue looking at ‘Molecular functionalization of surfaces for device applications’. The papers in the issue, guest edited by look to overcome these challenges with the end goal of incorporating modified surfaces into devices.
The issue covers a number of different topics including the use of photo-electron spectroscopy to reveal how functionalization affects the electronic performance of a material, interfacial charge transfer between a suface and substrate and novel adsorption techniques for device application in solar fuel production.
The full Preface by Ayelet Vilan and Iris Visoly-Fisher is free to read now.
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Categories: Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter