Molecular decomposition via striped phase in self-assembled monolayers of alkanethiols adsorbed on Au(111)

Jaegeun Noh, Tohru Araki, Ken Nakajima, Masahiko Hara

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    Abstract

    Desorption process of octadecanethiol self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) on Au(111) was investigated by thermal desorption spectroscopy (TDS). TD spectra for several desorption species including decomposition fragments of the adsorbed molecules were observed at an elevated temperature. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) study shows that decomposition in SAMs is strongly related to striped phase formed via phase transition caused by desorption of molecules from densely packed monolayers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)95-98
    Number of pages4
    JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals Science and Technology Section A: Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
    Volume371
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jan 1

    Keywords

    • Alkanethiol
    • Scanning tunneling microscopy
    • Self-assembled monolayers
    • Striped phase
    • Thermal desorption spectroscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics

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