Valentina de Renzi

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The two-dimensional self-assembly of a terbium(III) double-decker phthalocyanine on highly oriented pyrolitic graphite (HOPG) was studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM), and it was shown that it forms highly regular rectangular two-dimensional nanocrystals on the surface, that are aligned with the graphite symmetry axes, in which the molecules are(More)
The role of molecular dipole moment, charge transfer, and Pauli repulsion in determining the work-function change (Deltaphi) at organic-metal interfaces has been elucidated by a combined experimental and theoretical study of (CH(3)S)(2)/Au(111) and CH(3)S/Au(111). Comparison between experiment and theory allows us to determine the origin of the interface(More)
The magnetic and electronic properties of single-molecule magnets are studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism. We study the magnetic coupling of ultrathin Co and Ni films that are epitaxially grown onto a Cu(100) substrate, to an in situ deposited submonolayer of TbPc2 molecules. Because of the element specificity of(More)
Learning the art of exploiting the interplay between different units at the atomic scale is a fundamental step in the realization of functional nano-architectures and interfaces. In this context, understanding and controlling the magnetic coupling between molecular centers and their environment is still a challenging task. Here we present a combined(More)
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