Accession Number:

ADA263363

Title:

What is Underneath? Moving Atoms and Molecules to Find Out

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. no. 5, 1 Jun 1992-31 May 1993

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

We have used the scanning tunneling microscope STM to move adsorbates such as benzene molecules and Xe clusters in order to determine their initial adsorption site. This has allowed us to image the initiation of the growth of a Xe surface overlayer, and to identify the sites at which this growth begins. This capability has also allowed us not only to examine the binding sites of the adsorbates, but also to learn the effect that these sites have on the STM images.

Subject Categories:

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Crystallography
  • Optics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE