Ab initio molecular orbital model of scanning tunneling microscopy. Benzene and benzene adsorbed on a Ag surface

M. Hidaka, T. Fujita, Hiromi Nakai, H. Nakatsuji

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Abstract

The molecular orbital (MO) model of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) developed previously is applied to the Pd2 tip C6H6 sample system to examine the effect of tilting the tip, and to benzene adsorbed on a silver surface to investigate the effect of the surface-adsorbate interaction on the STM image. The effect of tilting the tip is shown to depend on the nature of the tip MOs responsible for the STM current. The possibility of elucidating the site and geometry of the adsorbate by a combined use of experimental and theoretical STM images is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-375
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume264
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 10
Externally publishedYes

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Scanning tunneling microscopy
Molecular orbitals
Benzene
scanning tunneling microscopy
molecular orbitals
benzene
Adsorbates
Silver
surface reactions
silver
Geometry
geometry

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  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Ab initio molecular orbital model of scanning tunneling microscopy. Benzene and benzene adsorbed on a Ag surface. / Hidaka, M.; Fujita, T.; Nakai, Hiromi; Nakatsuji, H.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 264, No. 3-4, 10.01.1997, p. 371-375.

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