Symmetry selection rules for vibrationally inelastic tunneling

N. Lorente, M. Persson, L. J. Lauhon, W. Ho

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Selection rules for scanning tunneling microscope based inelastic electron tunneling microscopy (STM-IETS) were developed based on the symmetry of the electronic structure and vibrational modes of acetylene chemisorbed on Cu(100). The resulting rules have general implications for the observability of vibrational modes using STM-IETS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2593-2596
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 19 2001

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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