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Themed collection Scanning tunneling microscopy: revealing new physical chemistry insight

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Editorial

Editorial of the PCCP themed issue “Scanning tunneling microscopy: revealing new physical chemistry insight”

The aim of the “Scanning tunneling microscopy: revealing new physical chemistry insight” themed issue, is to highlight the role of STM techniques at the interface of chemistry, physics, and material sciences, focusing especially on surface physical chemistry.

Graphical abstract: Editorial of the PCCP themed issue “Scanning tunneling microscopy: revealing new physical chemistry insight”
Perspective

STM tip-assisted single molecule chemistry

Scanning tunnelling microscopy can be extended beyond characterization by taking advantage of STM tips, allowing a variety of local approaches.

Graphical abstract: STM tip-assisted single molecule chemistry
Perspective

Self-assembly of binary molecular nanostructure arrays on graphite

This paper highlights recent progress in the fabrication of self-assembled molecular nanostructure arrays on inert graphite surfaces.

Graphical abstract: Self-assembly of binary molecular nanostructure arrays on graphite
Communication

Coordination self-assembly of bromo-phenyl and pyridyl functionalized porphyrins with Fe on an Au(111) surface

Using scanning tunneling microscopy, the coordination self-assembly of a series of peripheral bromo-phenyl and pyridyl substituted porphyrins with Fe was studied on an Au(111) surface.

Graphical abstract: Coordination self-assembly of bromo-phenyl and pyridyl functionalized porphyrins with Fe on an Au(111) surface
Communication

Supramolecular H-bonded porous networks at surfaces: exploiting primary and secondary interactions in a bi-component melamine–xanthine system

Bi-component porous network generated through non-covalent interactions between melamine and xanthine modules.

Graphical abstract: Supramolecular H-bonded porous networks at surfaces: exploiting primary and secondary interactions in a bi-component melamine–xanthine system
Paper

On-surface coordination chemistry: direct imaging of the conformational freedom of an axial ligand at room temperature

The on-surface ligation of nitric oxide (NO) with Co-tetraphenylporphyrin (CoTPP) sublimed onto oxygen-reconstructed Ni(001) is studied using room-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and complementary photoemission spectroscopies.

Graphical abstract: On-surface coordination chemistry: direct imaging of the conformational freedom of an axial ligand at room temperature
Paper

Structural polymorphism in self-assembled networks of a triphenylene based macrocycle

A novel triphenylene based macrocycle shows concentration-dependent structural polymorphism at the liquid–solid interface.

Graphical abstract: Structural polymorphism in self-assembled networks of a triphenylene based macrocycle
Paper

Solvent dependent supramolecular self-assembly and surface reversal of a modified porphyrin

This paper presents a solvent-induced supramolecular self-assembly and surface reversal of a phenanthrene-fused pyrrole ring.

Graphical abstract: Solvent dependent supramolecular self-assembly and surface reversal of a modified porphyrin
Paper

Surface structure of Pd(111) with less than half a monolayer of Zn

STM and SPA-LEED reveal the surface structure of Pd(111) deposited with small amounts of Zn.

Graphical abstract: Surface structure of Pd(111) with less than half a monolayer of Zn
Paper

Stability and structural phase transitions of cobalt porphyrin adlayers on Au(100) surfaces

The interaction between the cobalt porphyrins and the Au(100) substrate depended on the modification conditions and the electrochemical potential.

Graphical abstract: Stability and structural phase transitions of cobalt porphyrin adlayers on Au(100) surfaces
Paper

Quantitative studies of adsorbate dynamics at noble metal electrodes by in situ Video-STM

The surface diffusion of sulfur and thiolate adsorbates on chloride-covered (100) noble metal electrodes was studied quantitatively by video-rate in situ STM, revealing a pronounced potential dependence that depends on the metal surface, but not on the adsorbate species.

Graphical abstract: Quantitative studies of adsorbate dynamics at noble metal electrodes by in situ Video-STM
Paper

Monolayer patterning using ketone dipoles

Ketones are effective and convenient functional groups for directing dipolar patterning of multi-component self-assembled monolayers.

Graphical abstract: Monolayer patterning using ketone dipoles
Paper

Polymorphism in porphyrin monolayers: the relation between adsorption configuration and molecular conformation

2D porphyrin polymorphs share unit cell vectors.

Graphical abstract: Polymorphism in porphyrin monolayers: the relation between adsorption configuration and molecular conformation
Paper

Site-selective effects on guest-molecular adsorption and fabrication of four-component architecture by higher order networks

We have observed site- and size-selective effects and fabricated interesting 2D complex four-component crystal architecture at the liquid–solid interface by using scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM).

Graphical abstract: Site-selective effects on guest-molecular adsorption and fabrication of four-component architecture by higher order networks
Paper

Stretching single atom contacts at multiple subatomic step-length

Single atom contacts with crystallographic consistency created by electrochemical STM jump-to-contact approach show multiple subatomic step-length stretching distances.

Graphical abstract: Stretching single atom contacts at multiple subatomic step-length
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The aim of the "Scanning tunnelling microscopy: revealing new physical chemistry insight" themed issue, is to highlight the role of STM techniques at the interface of chemistry, physics, and material sciences, focusing especially on surface physical chemistry. The topics covered by the issue include single molecule science, surface physics and chemistry, supramolecular assembly on surfaces and interfaces, and molecular electronics.

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