Self-assembly and growth of manganese phthalocyanine on an Au(111) surface

Yu-Hang Jiang, Li-Wei Liu, Kai Yang, Wen-De Xiao, Hong-Jun Gao
2011 Chinese Physics B  
Self-assembly and growth of manganese phthalocyanine (MnPc) molecules on an Au(111) surface is investigated by means of low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy. At the initial stage, MnPc molecules preferentially occupy the step edges and elbow sites on the Au(111) surface, then they are separately adsorbed on the face-centered cubic and hexagonal closely packed regions due to a long-range repulsive molecule-molecule interaction. After the formation of a closely packed monolayer,
more » ... monolayer, molecular islands with second and third layers are observed.
doi:10.1088/1674-1056/20/9/096401 fatcat:ivftsm2obvgwrd6aoxyi2v7rsa