Chemical structure imaging of a single molecule by atomic force microscopy at room temperature

@inproceedings{Iwata2015ChemicalSI,
  title={Chemical structure imaging of a single molecule by atomic force microscopy at room temperature},
  author={Kota Iwata and Shiro Yamazaki and Pingo Mutombo and Prokop Hapala and Martin Ondr{\'a}{\vc}ek and Pavel Jel{\'i}nek and Yoshiaki Sugimoto},
  booktitle={Nature communications},
  year={2015}
}
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, which is strongly adsorbed onto a corner-hole site of a Si(111)-(7 × 7) surface in a bridge-like configuration is used for demonstration… CONTINUE READING