In this study the structural and morphological properties of perylene films deposited on different substrates have been investigated. The film properties have been studied by employing a range of techniques including atomic force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, and drop shape analysis for the determination of the surface free energy. For films deposited on top of Al2O3, the perylene molecules have a fiber texture ordering perpendicular to the substrate, while for films deposited on top of a Au(111) layer, only for thicker films above 400nm were diffraction peaks observed. The different growths of perylene on top of these substrates are attributed to the different strengths of the molecule-substrate interaction.

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