The role of interfaces and charge of a molecule in the processes of nonequilibrium crystallization of peptide nanobiomaterials
The influence of various factors on the processes of nonequilibrium crystallization of dipeptide (DPT) from its aqueous solutions has been studied. The nonequilibrium crystallization leads to the formation of spatially heterogeneous structures. Depending on the charge of the DPT molecule (neutral or anion), not only the morphology of the surface of the layers changes, but also its electronic structure. The important role is played by the properties of the substrate-layer interfaces, which are responsible for the formation of ferroelectrics on gold during the crystallization of the DPT anion. The structure of the solid layers is also significantly affected by charges on the substrate surface, which can partially or completely compensate for the charges of individual functional groups in the PT molecule. The observed effects of bipolar resistive switching in peptide layers and the formation of ferroelectrics can find practical application as a smart material of memristor organic lectronics.