Single-molecule imaging and repositioning of 1,3-butadiene adsorbed on Pd(110) surface

Yousoo Kim, Tadahiro Komeda, Maki Kawai

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We report here single-molecule imaging and repositioning of 1,3-butadiene molecules adsorbed on a palladium (110) surface by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) at cryogenic temperature of 4.7 K. The atomically resolved STM images reveal that the adsorbed 1,3-butadiene molecules have two types of adsorption sites, where the molecular axis is oriented along [110] (N type) or [001] (R type). Based on the STM images, we determine the adsorption sites of each type. In addition, repositioning of R-type 1,3-butadiene molecules is demonstrated by controlling tip-adsorbate distance and by moving the tip laterally. The target molecules have been laterally moved and simultaneously rotated to change their adsorption sites from R type to N type on the next row.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4924-4927
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7 B
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • 1,3-butadiene
  • Adsorption site
  • Low-temperature STM
  • Manipulation
  • Pd(110)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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