Nucleation, Formation, and Stability of Benzene Islands on Cu(111)
Technical rept. 1 Jun 1994-31 May 1995
PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CHEMISTRY
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We have imaged stable islands of benzene molecules on the surface of Cu 111 at 77K using a low temperature ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscope. The islands consist of a small number of benzene molecules and nucleate into straight lines on the Cu 111 surface. The ordering and stability of these clusters are discussed in terms of the molecular interactions with the substrate surface state electrons and the intermolecular interactions.
- Organic Chemistry
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy