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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
patterning using ketone dipoles
Ketones are effective and convenient functional groups for directing dipolar patterning of multi-component self-assembled monolayers.
porphyrin monolayers: the relation between adsorption configuration and molecular conformation
2D porphyrin polymorphs share unit cell vectors.
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).
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.
About this collection
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.