Isolating, imaging, and electrically characterizing individual organic molecules on the Si(100) surface with the scanning tunneling microscope

M. C. Hersam, N. P. Guisinger, J. W. Lyding

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The individual organic molecules on the Si(100) surface can be determined by inducing electron-stimulated hydrogen desorption from the Si(100)-2×1:H surface using an ultrahigh vacuum scanning tunneling microscope (UHVSTM). Feedback controlled lithography (FCL) can also be used to produce arbitrary geometries of dangling bonds on the hydrogen-passivated surface. These techniques were used to isolate and image norbornadiene and copper phthalocyanine molecules on the Si(100) surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1349-1353
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces and Films
Issue number4 I
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2000
Event46th National Symposium of the American Vacuum Society - Seatlle, WA, USA
Duration: Oct 25 1999Oct 29 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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