Inducing desorption of organic molecules with a scanning tunneling microscope

theory and experiments

Saman Alavi, Roger Rousseau, S. N. Patitsas, Gregory P. Lopinski, Robert A. Wolkow, Tamar Seideman

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Abstract

The STM-induced desorption of benzene from Si(100) was experimentally and theoretically studied. A striking threshold in the bias dependence and relatively high yields under mild conditions was observed. A theoretical model rationalized the observations in terms of transient ionization of a π state of the molecule and generaized the findings to predict the behavior of different classes of organic adsorbates under similar conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5372-5375
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume85
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 18 2000

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Inducing desorption of organic molecules with a scanning tunneling microscope : theory and experiments. / Alavi, Saman; Rousseau, Roger; Patitsas, S. N.; Lopinski, Gregory P.; Wolkow, Robert A.; Seideman, Tamar.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 85, No. 25, 18.12.2000, p. 5372-5375.

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Alavi, Saman ; Rousseau, Roger ; Patitsas, S. N. ; Lopinski, Gregory P. ; Wolkow, Robert A. ; Seideman, Tamar. / Inducing desorption of organic molecules with a scanning tunneling microscope : theory and experiments. In: Physical Review Letters. 2000 ; Vol. 85, No. 25. pp. 5372-5375.
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