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Atomic force microscope technique is widely used for the spatial narrow deposition of molecules inside the bare space of preexisting self-assembled monolayer (SAM) matrix. Using molecular dynamics simulation, we studied the formation of positively patterned SAM from a globule of 1-octadecanethiol (ODT) on predesigned SAM matrix of 1-dodecanethiol (DDT) and effect of temperature on it. The alkyl chains of ODT SAM were densely packed and ordered by means of chemisorption through sulfur atoms. The circular SAM of ODT contained defects due to the molecules those were standing upside down or trapped inside ODT SAM. We found that with the increase of temperature, these defects moved out by flipping of inverted ODT molecules or building spaces to be adsorbed on Au surface. The ODT molecules on the top of the pile of stable circular SAM or those are upside down and trapped disperse in a unique fashion namely serial pushing through which molecules firstly make a free space to enter inside the adsorbed thiol molecules and then push neighboring molecules to get enough space to be adsorbed on the gold surface. The stability of ODT SAM was confirmed by analyzing different structural properties such as tilt angle, tilt orientation. and backbone orientation. We also calculated the diffusion coefficient of the ODT molecules which were on the top of SAM island. © 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
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A plant genus of the family BRASSICACEAE that is grown in rock gardens. T. arvense is grown for its large, round ornamental seed pods. The common name of pennycress usually refers to this genus but may also refer to the genus Microthlaspi.
A genus of gram-negative, aerobic, rod-shaped bacteria found in wet soil containing decaying organic material and in water. Cells tend to be pleomorphic if grown on media containing succinate or coccoid if grown in the presence of an alcohol as the sole carbon source. (From Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 9th ed)
Differential thermal analysis in which the sample compartment of the apparatus is a differential calorimeter, allowing an exact measure of the heat of transition independent of the specific heat, thermal conductivity, and other variables of the sample.
The result of a positive or negative response (to drugs, for example) in one cell being passed onto other cells via the GAP JUNCTIONS or the intracellular milieu.