Growth and evolution of perylene thin films on Cu(110)

Chen, Q, McDowall, A J and Richardson, N V (2003) Growth and evolution of perylene thin films on Cu(110). Chemistry of Materials, 15 (21). pp. 4113-4117. ISSN 0897-4756

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The growth of ordered perylene structures on a Cu(110) surface has been studied by low-energy electron diffraction and scanning tunneling microscopy. Submonolayer STM images show a centered structure with the molecular plane parallel to the substrate. A sequence of STM images indicates molecular diffusion even at room temperature. The monolayer-covered surface shows a c(8 × 4) periodicity, which transfers into a ( ) structure on annealing at 450 K. On further increasing the surface coverage at room temperature, on top of the c(8 × 4) structure, an ordered multilayer structure grows with molecular rows aligned along the 110 azimuth.

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Additional Information: First report of a novel orthorhombic crystal with a planar stacking of all perylene molecules parallel to a Cu(110) surface, grown by organic molecular beam deposition. The structure was determined by a combination of LEED, HREELS and STM. QC carried out the experimental work and is corresponding author
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Qiao Chen
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:20
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 12:29
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