On-surface fabrication of acenes

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DPG Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM) | event contribution
March 8, 2016 | Regensburg, Germany

We present the on-surface reduction of acene-derivatives to form genuine acenes (hydrocarbons with linearly fused benzene rings) on Au(111) and Cu(111). The conversion is achieved by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) tip-induced manipulation as well as thermal activation and is conclusively demonstrated by means of atomic force microscopy with atomic resolution. This observed transformation may pave the way for the on-surface preparation and stabilization of even higher acenes.


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On-surface fabrication of acenes

©https://www.dpg-physik.de/

DPG Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM) | event contribution
March 8, 2016 | Regensburg, Germany

We present the on-surface reduction of acene-derivatives to form genuine acenes (hydrocarbons with linearly fused benzene rings) on Au(111) and Cu(111). The conversion is achieved by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) tip-induced manipulation as well as thermal activation and is conclusively demonstrated by means of atomic force microscopy with atomic resolution. This observed transformation may pave the way for the on-surface preparation and stabilization of even higher acenes.


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