Toward control of surface reactions with a scanning tunneling microscope. Structure and dynamics of benzene desorption from a silicon surface

Saman Alavi, Roger Rousseau, Tamar Seideman

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Abstract

The tip-induced desorption of benzene was investigated on the silicon (100) surface. Inelastic resonance tunneling was used to trigger the process as the potential energy surfaces were computed for the cluster model only. The desorption dynamics was analyzed using the quantum mechanical time-dependent wave calculations. Organic substrates were also investigated utilizing the same scanning tunneling microscope technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4412-4423
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume113
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 8 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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