The formation of enantiospecific phases on a Cu{110} surface

Q. Chen, C. W. Lee, D. J. Frankel, Neville Vincent Richardson

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Both R- and S- phenylglycine and a quantitatively well defined mixture of the two enantiomers have been studied on Cu{110} surfaces. At saturation coverage, the molecules form well ordered, chiral structures with a chiral unit cell which ensures that the low energy electron diffraction ( LEED) patterns of the two enantiomers are readily differentiated. Comparison is made with analogous structures observed for the non-chiral species glycine and R-, S-alanine adsorbed on Cu{110}.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999


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