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|Title:||Substrate reconstruction mediated unidirectionally aligned molecular dipole dot arrays|
|Citation:||Niu, T., Zhou, C., Zhang, J., Zhong, S., Cheng, H., Chen, W. (2012-05-31). Substrate reconstruction mediated unidirectionally aligned molecular dipole dot arrays. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 116 (21) : 11565-11569. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp301510a|
|Abstract:||We report the fabrication of unidirectionally aligned molecular dipole dot arrays of vanadyl phthalocyanine (VOPc) on Au(111). Low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (LT-STM) studies reveal that isolated VOPc molecules adsorb predominantly at the elbow sites of the 22 × √3 herringbone reconstructed Au(111) surface, and adopt an O-down configuration with the phthalocyanine plane parallel to the substrate. It is proposed that the low-coordinated Au atom at the elbow sites on the reconstructed Au(111) can interact strongly with the O-down oriented VOPc molecule, and hence leads to the formation of the unidirectionally aligned VOPc molecular dipole dot arrays. © 2012 American Chemical Society.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Physical Chemistry C|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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