Three distinct terraces on a β-(ET)2I3 surface studied by scanning tunneling microscopy

Katsushi Hashimoto, Tomonobu Nakayama, Noriyuki Yoshimoto, Masahito Yoshizawa, Masakazu Aono, Ichirou Yamaguchi

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Tree distinct terraces are observed on the surface of β-(BEDT-TTF)2I3 [BEDT-TTF is bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene, (C10S8H8)] by scanning tunneling microscopy. The first and second distinct terraces are identified as an I3 layer and a BEDT-TTF layer, respectively. This is verified by the step height and the lateral shift of protrusions between these terraces. As for the third distinct terrace, we propose a model of molecular relaxation in the BEDT-TTF layer, which is reasonable in terms of the interaction between I3 and BEDT-TTF and in terms of the mutual interaction among BEDT-TTF molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L464-L466
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 2: Letters
Issue number4 B
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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