Martin Ondráček

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How electronic charge is distributed over a molecule determines to a large extent its chemical properties. Here, we demonstrate how the electrostatic force field, originating from the inhomogeneous charge distribution in a molecule, can be measured with submolecular resolution. We exploit the fact that distortions typically observed in high-resolution(More)
Atomic force microscopy is capable of resolving the chemical structure of a single molecule on a surface. In previous research, such high resolution has only been obtained at low temperatures. Here we demonstrate that the chemical structure of a single molecule can be clearly revealed even at room temperature. 3,4,9,10-perylene tetracarboxylic dianhydride,(More)
Quantum degeneracy is an important concept in quantum mechanics with large implications to many processes in condensed matter. Here, we show the consequences of electron energy level degeneracy on the conductance and the chemical force between two bodies at the atomic scale. We propose a novel way in which a scanning probe microscope can detect the presence(More)
Friction between two objects can be understood by the making, stretching, and breaking of thousands of atomic-scale asperities. We have probed single atoms in a nonisotropic surface [the H-terminated Si(100) surface] with a lateral force microscope operating in noncontact mode. We show that these forces are measurably different, depending upon the(More)
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