AN ATTEMPT TO IMAGE ORGANIC MOLECULES WITH FIM

F. Iwatsu, H. Morikawa, T. Terao
1987 Le Journal de Physique Colloques  
RCsum6 Des wl6cules de phtalocyanine d'un m6tal ont Cite formbes sur la surface Propre d'une pointe par la r6action d'une vapeur d'octacyanobenz6ne avec le mbtal de la pointe dans la chambre du microscope ionique. Des imases avec de l'hydrog6ne ont Cit6 obtenues montrant la structure ml6culaire de la phtalocyanine. Les imases de quelques ~016cules agreg6es para1 lslement ont 6t6 auss i obtenues. Abstract Metal octacyanophthalocyanine molecules have been formed directly on a clean tip surfaces
more » ... lean tip surfaces by in situ reaction of tip materials (Ni and Fe) with ambient tetracyanobenzene vapor. FIM images with hydrogen which clearly show the molecular structure have been success full^ obtained. Images of molecular clusters have also been obtained in which several molecules piled parallel. Fig.1 . A reaction scheme of a formation of metal octacyanophthalocyanine (MPC(CN)~I from metals and tetracyanobenzene ( TCNB ) . Metal TCNB Article published online by EDP Sciences and available at http://dx.
doi:10.1051/jphyscol:1987643 fatcat:5j7xdeksgranrhlc3kphamasqm