TITLE

Electronic structure of pentacene adsorbates on Au(111) surfaces

AUTHOR(S)
Suzuki, Taku; Kurahashi, Mitsunori; Ju, Xin; Yamauchi, Yasushi
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
Applied Physics Letters;11/24/2003, Vol. 83 Issue 21, p4342
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The electronic structure of pentacene deposited on a Au(111) substrate in the initial stage of growth was investigated using metastable deexcitation spectroscopy. The occupation of the pentacene π[sup *] 4b[sub 1u] orbital, which corresponds to the lowest unoccupied molecular orbital of the gas phase species, was found at the Fermi level. The donation and backdonation-type interactions between the pentacene adsorbate and the Au surface are discussed. © 2003 American Institute of Physics.
ACCESSION #
11447618

 

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