Octylgermane on gold: synthesis, oxidation, and pattern formation.

  title={Octylgermane on gold: synthesis, oxidation, and pattern formation.},
  author={Thomas R. Owens and Bonnie J Ludwig and Daniel R Fosnacht and Jeffrey M. Bartolin and Natalie Homann and Norman J Wells and Bradford G. Orr and Mark M Banaszak Holl},
  journal={Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids},
  volume={20 26},
Chemisorbed monolayers of octylgermane (C8H17GeH3) on gold have been formed by vapor deposition in ultrahigh vacuum. The monolayer has been characterized by X-ray photoelectron and reflection absorption infrared spectroscopies (XPS and RAIRS) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). XPS data indicate the monolayer can be oxidized by exposure to ozone. STM… CONTINUE READING