Direct observation of the tunneling channels of a chemisorbed molecule
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1, 1517 (2010).
B. W. Heinrich, C. Iacovita, T. Brumme, D. J. Choi, L. Limot, M. V. Rastei, W. A. Hofer, J. Kortus, and J. P. Bucher.
https://doi.org/10.1021/jz100346a

We exploit several scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) techniques, such as atom manipulated scans and constant-height scans, to atomically resolve the adsorption geometry of isolated cobalt-phthalocyanine (CoPc) molecules on a copper (111) surface and to obtain proper low-temperature maps of the molecular conductance. By comparing these crucial findings to density functional calculations, we then provide fresh insight into the CoPc-metal interface. This innovative STM study should be applicable to a wide variety of molecules relevant for molecular electronics.

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Direct observation of the tunneling channels of a chemisorbed molecule
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 1, 1517 (2010).
B. W. Heinrich, C. Iacovita, T. Brumme, D. J. Choi, L. Limot, M. V. Rastei, W. A. Hofer, J. Kortus, and J. P. Bucher.
https://doi.org/10.1021/jz100346a

We exploit several scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) techniques, such as atom manipulated scans and constant-height scans, to atomically resolve the adsorption geometry of isolated cobalt-phthalocyanine (CoPc) molecules on a copper (111) surface and to obtain proper low-temperature maps of the molecular conductance. By comparing these crucial findings to density functional calculations, we then provide fresh insight into the CoPc-metal interface. This innovative STM study should be applicable to a wide variety of molecules relevant for molecular electronics.

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