Zhihai Cheng

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We report a real-space visualization of the formation of hydrogen bonding in 8-hydroxyquinoline (8-hq) molecular assemblies on a Cu(111) substrate, using noncontact atomic force microscopy (NC-AFM). The atomically resolved molecular structures enable a precise determination of the characteristics of hydrogen bonding networks, including the bonding sites,(More)
Molybdenum disulfide (molybdenite) monolayer islands and flakes have been grown on a copper surface at comparatively low temperature and mild conditions through sulfur loading of the substrate using thiophenol (benzenethiol) followed by the evaporation of Mo atoms and annealing. The MoS(2) islands show a regular Moiré pattern in scanning tunneling(More)
Nanoscale confinement of adsorbed CO molecules in an anthraquinone network on Cu(111) with a pore size of ≈4  nm arranges the CO molecules in a shell structure that coincides with the distribution of substrate confined electronic states. Molecules occupy the states approximately in the sequence of rising electron energy. Despite the sixfold symmetry of the(More)
The atomic layer of hybridized hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and graphene has attracted a great deal of attention after the pioneering work of P. M. Ajayan et al. on Cu foils because of their unusual electronic properties (Ci, L. J.; et al. Nat. Mater. 2010, 9, 430-435). However, many fundamental issues are still not clear, including the in-plane atomic(More)
The diffusion temperature of molecular 'walkers', molecules that are capable of moving unidirectionally across a substrate violating its symmetry, can be tuned over a wide range utilizing extension of their aromatic backbone, insertion of a second set of substrate linkers (converting bipedal into quadrupedal species), and substitution on the ring. Density(More)
Anthraquinone self-assembles on Cu(111) into a giant honeycomb network with exactly three molecules on each side. Here we propose that the exceptional degree of order achieved in this system can be explained as a consequence of the confinement of substrate electrons in the pores, with the pore size tailored so that the confined electrons can adopt a(More)
In-plane heterostructure of hexagonal boron nitride and graphene (h-BN-G) has become a focus of graphene research owing to its tunable bandgap and intriguing properties. We report herein the synthesis of a quasi-freestanding h-BN-G monolayer heterostructure on a weakly coupled Ir(111) substrate, where graphene and h-BN possess distinctly different heights(More)
Flicker noise in a "fullerene + graphene" hybrid transistor is investigated to reveal the electrical coupling between the graphene channel and C60 adsorbates. The charge trapping and detrapping events at the C60 /graphene interface induce current fluctuations in the devices. The evolution of noise characteristics at varying temperatures indicates the(More)
A device architecture for electrically configurable graphene field-effect transistor (GFET) using a graded-potential gate is present. The gating scheme enables a linearly varying electric field that modulates the electronic structure of graphene and causes a continuous shift of the Dirac points along the channel of GFET. This spatially varying electrostatic(More)
The diffusion and arrangements of CO adsorbates within nanometer-scale pores on a copper surface are investigated by low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy. In contrast to extended terraces, confinement stabilizes dislocation lines that expose more than one-fourth of the adsorbate population to potentially more reactive adsorption configurations.(More)