Norbornadiene (bicyclo[2.2.1]Hepta-2,5-diene) is shown to chemisorb selectivity at room temperature onto clean Si(100)-2×1 surfaces. Combining the chemoselectivity of this process with scanning tunneling microscope nanolithography allows the formation of nanometer-sized regions having a norbonadiene adlayer. This concept could serve as the basis for creating spatially resolved templates to initiate chemical reactions with other chemical species in the presence of hydrogen-passivated Si(100)-2×1 areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2747-2749
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - May 19 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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