Simulated structure and imaging of NTCDI on Si(1 1 1)-7 × 7 : a combined STM, NC-AFM and DFT study

Jarvis, Samuel Paul and Sweetman, Adam and Lekkas, Ioannis and Champness, Neil R. and Kantorovich, Lev and Moriarty, Philip (2015) Simulated structure and imaging of NTCDI on Si(1 1 1)-7 × 7 : a combined STM, NC-AFM and DFT study. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 27 (5). 054004/1-054004/8. ISSN 0953-8984

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Abstract

The adsorption of naphthalene tetracarboxylic diimide (NTCDI) on Si(1 1 1)-7 × 7 is investigated through a combination of scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM), noncontact atomic force microscopy (NC-AFM) and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. We show that NTCDI adopts multiple planar adsorption geometries on the Si(1 1 1)-7 × 7 surface which can be imaged with intramolecular bond resolution using NC-AFM. DFT calculations reveal adsorption is dominated by covalent bond formation between the molecular oxygen atoms and the surface silicon adatoms. The chemisorption of the molecule is found to induce subtle distortions to the molecular structure, which are observed in NC-AFM images.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: NTCDI, Si(1 1 1), STM, AFM, DFT, Adsorption, Structure
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Chemistry
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Science > School of Physics and Astronomy
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/27/5/054004
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2016 11:19
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 15:26
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31747

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