MOLECULE, LAYERED MEDIUM AND METHOD FOR CREATING A PATTERN
 Inventors: James K. Gimzewski, Rueschlikon;
Thomas Jung, Thalwil; Rato R.
Schlittler, Schoenenberg, all ol
 Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, N.Y.
The invention relates to molecules which can be attached to a substrate (4) and switched between different stable or metastable conformations (18, 19). At least one ol these conformations (19) is generated and/or stabilized by the proximity ol the substrate (4). The invention lurther relates to a layered medium comprising such molecules and to a method to switch such molecules in a controlled way. The layered medium is usable as resists for lithographic application, data storage media, and promoter ol electron transler between two media. The method is usable to generate and interrogate patterns in the layered medium.
18 Claims, 8 Drawing Sheets