Using low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), we observed a single molecule magnet, Tb3+ double decker molecule TbPc2 (Pc = phthalocyaninato), adsorbed on a perovskite type transition metal oxide SrVO3 ultrathin film. TbPc2 molecules adsorbed intact and flat on two surface reconstructions of SrVO3, ( √2 p _ √2 p )-R45° and ( √5 p _ √5 p )-R26.6°, with different configurations. High resolution STM images revealed that the adsorption configurations were governed by the adatom structure of each surface reconstruction according to the proposed adsorption configurations.
- Perovskite type transition metal oxide
- Scanning tunneling microscopy
- Single-molecule magnet
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