Additive, modular functionalization of reactive self-assembled monolayers: toward the fabrication of multilevel optical storage media

Denis Gentili, Marianna Barbalinardo, Ilse Manet, Margherita Durso, Marco Brucale, Alessio Mezzi, Manuela Melucci and Massimiliano Cavallini

Nanoscale 2015,7, 7184-7188.


We report a novel strategy based on iterative microcontact printing, which provides additive, modular functionalization of reactive SAMs by different functional molecules. We demonstrate that after printing the molecules form an interpenetrating network at the SAM surface preserving their individual properties. We exploited the process by fabricating new optical storage media that consist of a multilevel TAG.