Single atom substitution for marking and motion tracking of individual molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy?

Guillaume Schull, Hervé Ness, Ludovic Douillard, Céline Fiorini-Debuisschert, Fabrice Charra, Fabrice Dominique Mathevet, David Kreher, André Jean Attias

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Abstract

We report on a simple way to mark and track individual molecules self-assembled on a surface by scanning tunneling microscopy. The tracer mechanism consists in a minimal one-atom chemical substitution. While this substitution leads to significant modifications in the STM signature of the molecules, no substantial changes of the physics of self-assembling are observed when using the modified or unmodified molecular building blocks. This allows us to follow the intrinsic dynamical properties of the self-assembled molecular patterns.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14058-14063
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Physical Chemistry C
Volume112
Issue number36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 11 2008

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Scanning tunneling microscopy
marking
scanning tunneling microscopy
Substitution reactions
substitutes
Atoms
Molecules
assembling
tracers
atoms
molecules
Physics
signatures
physics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Energy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Schull, G., Ness, H., Douillard, L., Fiorini-Debuisschert, C., Charra, F., Mathevet, F. D., ... Attias, A. J. (2008). Single atom substitution for marking and motion tracking of individual molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy? Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(36), 14058-14063. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp8030013

Single atom substitution for marking and motion tracking of individual molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy? / Schull, Guillaume; Ness, Hervé; Douillard, Ludovic; Fiorini-Debuisschert, Céline; Charra, Fabrice; Mathevet, Fabrice Dominique; Kreher, David; Attias, André Jean.

In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 112, No. 36, 11.09.2008, p. 14058-14063.

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Schull, G, Ness, H, Douillard, L, Fiorini-Debuisschert, C, Charra, F, Mathevet, FD, Kreher, D & Attias, AJ 2008, 'Single atom substitution for marking and motion tracking of individual molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy?', Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 112, no. 36, pp. 14058-14063. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp8030013
Schull G, Ness H, Douillard L, Fiorini-Debuisschert C, Charra F, Mathevet FD et al. Single atom substitution for marking and motion tracking of individual molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy? Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2008 Sep 11;112(36):14058-14063. https://doi.org/10.1021/jp8030013
Schull, Guillaume ; Ness, Hervé ; Douillard, Ludovic ; Fiorini-Debuisschert, Céline ; Charra, Fabrice ; Mathevet, Fabrice Dominique ; Kreher, David ; Attias, André Jean. / Single atom substitution for marking and motion tracking of individual molecules by scanning tunneling microscopy?. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 2008 ; Vol. 112, No. 36. pp. 14058-14063.
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