Reply to the ‘Comment on “Extent of conjugation in diazonium-derived layers in molecular junction devices determined by experiment and modelling”’ by R. L. McCreery, S. K. Saxena, M. Supur and U. Tefashe, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020, 22, DOI: 10.1039/d0cp02412k
Our paper [Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2019, 21, 16762] is the subject of a comment that clarifies a flaw in analysis of STM data. We accept the comment in regard to the aspect ratio considerations, but we also further clarify the main conclusions of our paper, and provide a molecular scale schematic using the data presented in the comment to help refine the original conclusions. Taken together, this shows that models presented in the literature may benefit from including more fine structure details, as better understanding may emerge from such considerations. This was the intent of our original article, and we thank the comment authors for the chance to clarify these points.