Epitaxial growth of pentacene on alkali halide surfaces studied by Kelvin probe force microscopy.

@article{Neff2014EpitaxialGO,
  title={Epitaxial growth of pentacene on alkali halide surfaces studied by Kelvin probe force microscopy.},
  author={Julia L. Neff and Peter Milde and Carmen P{\'e}rez Le{\'o}n and Matthew D Kundrat and Lukas M Eng and Christoph R. Jacob and Regina Hoffmann-Vogel},
  journal={ACS nano},
  year={2014},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={3294-301}
}
In the field of molecular electronics, thin films of molecules adsorbed on insulating surfaces are used as the functional building blocks of electronic devices. Control of the structural and electronic properties of the thin films is required for reliably operating devices. Here, noncontact atomic force and Kelvin probe force microscopies have been used to investigate the growth and electrostatic landscape of pentacene on KBr(001) and KCl(001) surfaces. We have found that, together with… CONTINUE READING