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The electronic structures of self-assembled hybrid chains comprising Ag atoms and organic molecules were studied using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and spectroscopy (STS) in parallel with density functional theory (DFT). Hybrid chains were prepared by catalytic breaking of Br-C bonds in 4,4″-dibromo-p-terphenyl molecules, followed by spontaneous(More)
Intermolecular structures of porous two-dimensional supramolecular networks are studied using scanning tunnelling microscopy combined with density functional theory calculations. The local configurations of halogen bonds in polymorphic porous supramolecular networks are directly visualized in support of previous bulk crystal studies.
Methods to decouple epitaxial graphene from metal substrates have been extensively studied, with anticipation of observing unperturbed Dirac cone properties, but its local electronic structures were rarely studied. Here, we investigated the local variations of Dirac cones recovered using oxygen intercalation applied to epitaxial graphene on Ru(0001) using(More)
Securing a semiconducting bandgap is essential for applying graphene layers in switching devices. Theoretical studies have suggested a created bulk bandgap in a graphene layer by introducing an asymmetry between the A and B sub-lattice sites. A recent transport measurement demonstrated the presence of a bandgap in a graphene layer where the asymmetry was(More)
Atomically flat thin films of Bi(2)Se(3) were grown on Au(111) metal substrate using molecular beam epitaxy. Hexagonal atomic structures and quintuple layer steps were observed at the surfaces of grown films using scanning tunneling microscopy. Multiple sharp peaks from (003) family layers were characterized by x-ray diffraction measurements. The atomic(More)
Chiral phase transitions were studied in a self-assembled 2,6-dibromoanthraquinones supramolecular system prepared on Au(111) using scanning tunneling microscopy. As the molecules were deposited at about 150 K, they formed heterochiral chevron structures (a racemate) consisting of two alternating prochiral molecular rows. When the as-deposited sample was(More)
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