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Functional Organophosphonate Interfaces for Nanotechnology: A Review

Functional Organophosphonate Interfaces for Nanotechnology: A Review
Anna Cattani-Scholz
Optimization of interfaces in inorganic–organic device systems depends strongly on understanding both the molecular processes that are involved in surface modification and the effects that such modifications have on the electronic states of the material. In particular, the last several years have seen passivation and functionalization of semiconductor surfaces to be strategies by which to realize devices with superior function by controlling Fermi level energies, band-gap magnitudes, and work functions of semiconducting substrates. Among all of the synthetic routes and deposition methods available for the optimization of functional interfaces in hybrid systems, organophosphonate chemistry has been found to be a powerful tool to control at the molecular level the properties of materials in many different applications. In this Review, we focus on the relevance of organophosphonate chemistry in nanotechnology, giving an overview about some recent advances in surface modification, interface engineering, nanostructure optimization, and biointegration.

Publisher URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b04382

DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b04382

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