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By means of atomic manipulation, 51 Ag atoms have been precisely positioned to form a triangle with a base length of 245 A on a Ag(111) substrate. The scattering of the surface electrons at these adatoms results in a complex interference pattern. Spectroscopic data and dI/dV maps taken inside the triangle have been quantitatively evaluated by multiple(More)
How small can a sample of superconducting material be and still display superconductivity? This question is relevant to our fundamental understanding of superconductivity, and also to applications in nanoscale electronics, because Joule heating of interconnecting wires is a major problem in nanoscale devices. It has been shown that ultrathin layers of metal(More)
Deviating from the common growth mode of molecular films of organic molecules where the adsorbates remain intact, we observe an essentially different growth behavior for metallocenes with a low temperature scanning tunneling microscope. Ferrocene molecules adsorb dissociatively and form a two layer structure. The top layer unit cell is composed of two(More)
Electron donor-acceptor molecular charge transfer complexes (CTCs) formed by alpha-sexithiophene (6T) and tetrafluoro-tetracyano-quinodimethane (F4TCNQ) on a Au(111) surface are investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy, spectroscopy, and spectroscopic imaging at 6 K. New hybrid molecular orbitals are formed in the CTCs, and the highest occupied(More)
A range of artificial molecular systems has been created that can exhibit controlled linear and rotational motion. In the further development of such systems, a key step is the addition of communication between molecules in a network. Here, we show that a two-dimensional array of dipolar molecular rotors can undergo simultaneous rotational switching when(More)
Molecular crystals from thiophene molecules can be doped with TCNQ-F4 molecules for use in all-organic optoelectronic and semiconductor devices. The charge transfer and the molecular orbital energy level formation in between these two organic molecules are investigated here by density functional theory calculations. The isolated molecules are calculated(More)
The intersection between dislocations and a Ag(111) surface has been studied using an interplay of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and molecular dynamics. Whereas the STM provides atomically resolved information about the surface structure and Burgers vectors of the dislocations, the simulations can be used to determine dislocation structure and(More)
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