Electronic substrate-mediated interactions

Patrick Han, Paul S. Weiss

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    We review electronic substrate-mediated interactions (SMIs), which stem from adsorption-induced perturbations of substrate surface electronic states. We examine the experimental progress that exploits electronic SMIs as a means to control the order and structures of surface self-assemblies, with emphasis on scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), a technique that is sensitive to both the spatial and the energetic distributions of surface electronic states. Furthermore, we examine the opportunities and challenges associated with the use of electronic SMIs to control the bulk properties of low-dimensional materials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)19-81
    Number of pages63
    JournalSurface Science Reports
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 1


    • Electron transport
    • Friedel oscillations (FOs)
    • Graphitic materials (GMs)
    • Photoemission spectroscopy (PES)
    • Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM)
    • Scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS)
    • Self-assembly
    • Substrate-mediated interactions (SMIs)
    • Surface electronic states

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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