Electronic Structure of Metal Phthalocyanines on Ag(100)

  • Cornelius┬áKrull

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cornelius Krull
    Pages 1-7
  3. Cornelius Krull
    Pages 9-29
  4. Cornelius Krull
    Pages 31-50
  5. Cornelius Krull
    Pages 115-140
  6. Cornelius Krull
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 145-146

About this book


The application of molecules in technological devices hinges on the proper understanding of their behavior on metallic electrodes or substrates. The intrinsic molecular electronic and magnetic properties are modified at a metallic interface, and greatly depend on the atomic configuration of the molecule-metal bond. This poses certain problems, such as the lack of reproducibility in the transport properties of molecular junctions, but also offers the possibility to induce new charge and spin configurations that are only present at the interface. The results presented in this thesis address this issue, providing a comprehensive overview of the influence of molecule-metal and molecule-molecule interactions on the electronic and magnetic properties of molecules adsorbed on metallic substrates.
Using metal-phthalocyanines (MePc), a commonly used metal-organic complex as a model system, each chapter explores different aspects of the interaction with silver surfaces: the local adsorption geometry, self-assembly, the modifications of the electronic and magnetic characteristics due to hybridization and charge transfer, and finally the manipulation of molecular charge and spin states by electron doping using alkali atoms moved with the STM tip.


Doping of MePc Electron Doping Kondo System MePc on Ag(100) Metal-organic Complexes Metal-organic Interfaces Metal-phthalocyanines Molecular Chirality Molecular Electronic Structure Molecular Magnetism Molecular self-assembly Phthalocyanines on Ag(100)

Authors and affiliations

  • Cornelius┬áKrull
    • 1
  1. 1.Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2)Autonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterra (Barcelona)Spain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-02659-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-02660-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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