• Michael Lepper
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In modern technology there is an increasing demand for miniaturization of functional building blocks. Therefore engineering of systems on a molecular level by ‘bottom up’ approaches is desirable in contrast to classical ‘top down’ approaches like UV-lithography in semiconductor industry. One promising way to realize the fabrication of functional structures from molecules is through self-assembly on well-defined surfaces. In order to control the arrangement of the corresponding molecular building blocks on the surface it is essential to characterize and understand the adsorbate- adsorbate as well as the adsorbate-substrate interactions which determine the assembly processes. In this regard scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) has proven to be a very suitable method to determine the adsorption behavior of large organic molecules on solid surfaces and partially also their intramolecular conformation.


Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Adsorption Behavior Semiconductor Industry Solar Energy Conversion Generate Singlet Oxygen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie IIFAU Erlangen-NürnbergErlangen-NurembergGermany

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