Molecular adsorption behavior on an Au(111) surface

Yasuhiko Terada, Ken Nakajima, Takayuki Ikehara, Toshio Nishi

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    Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) was used to study molecular adsorption behavior on reconstructed Au(111) surface. The STM images of ethyl 4-[2-(2-pyrazyl)ethenyl]cinnamate (E25PC) molecules adsorbed on Au(111) revealed ordered nucleation of molecular islands at the initial growth stage. The islands grew with spacing 38 Å in rows 77 Å apart. The periodicity of 38 Å × 77 Å corresponds to that of STM images of bare Au(111) reconstructed surface in air. The behavior of molecules adsorbed on Au(111) is discussed from a view point of Au(111) herringbone reconstruction.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)91-93
    Number of pages3
    JournalScience Reports of the Rerearch Institutes Tohoku University Series A-Physics
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1997 Dec 1


    • Au(111)
    • Herringbone structure
    • Molecular adsorption
    • Ordered nucleation
    • Scanning tunneling microscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Metals and Alloys


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