An ordered organic radical adsorbed on a Cu-doped Au(111) surface

Federico Grillo, Herbert Anton Fruchtl, Stephen Malcolm Francis, Veronica Mugnaini, Malena Oliveros, Jaume Veciana, Neville V Richardson

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The tri-para-carboxylic polychlorotriphenylmethyl radical adsorption on a Cu/Au(111) surface has been investigated in ultra-high vacuum environment. The presence of copper favours the formation of metal–organic assemblies, which are analysed using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) and high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS). DFT methods indicate that the unpaired electron survives after adsorption, thus creating systems which could be regarded as potential candidates for spintronics applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6718-6721
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2012


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