Linear dichroism electron scattering from chiral surfaces

Chen, Q, Frankel, D J, Lee, C W and Richardson, N V (2001) Linear dichroism electron scattering from chiral surfaces. Chemical Physics Letters, 349 (3-4). pp. 167-171. ISSN 0009-2614

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The adsorption of R-phenylglycine on Cu(1 1 0) surfaces shows that the periodic superstructure of the chiral overlayer destroys the substrate mirror plane symmetry. Here, we report on the novel linear dichroism electron scattering method to determine the chirality, based on the unique symmetry of the chiral surface. The details of the molecular structure, with the absolute surface chirality, are derived from the azimuthal variation of intensity of individual vibrational modes.

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Additional Information: First use of linear dichroism in electron scattering to analyse the vibrational spectrum intensity variation as a function of scattering azimuthal orientation to determine the absolute conformation of adsorbed R(S)-phenylglycine is identified. QC supervised the experimental work and is corresponding author.
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
Depositing User: Qiao Chen
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:10
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 12:26
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