Insights into the Adsorption Behavior of a Prototype Functional Molecule

A Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Study

  • Michael Lepper

Part of the BestMasters book series (BEST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 83-86

About this book


Michael Lepper presents a detailed room temperature scanning tunneling microscopy study of Nickel-tetraphenyltetrabenzoporphyrin on Cu(111), a prototype system for the fabrication of functional molecular architectures. The peculiar adsorption behavior, in particular the observation of three different coexisting supramolecular arrangements and the identification of two different intramolecular conformations within one arrangement, yield valuable insights into the specific molecular interactions and the self-assembly process in general.



  • Fundamentals of Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
  • Experimental Setup
  • Coverage Dependent Adsorption Behavior of Ni-TPBP on Cu(111)
  • Polymorphism of the Supramolecular Arrangements
  • Intermolecular Interactions within the Supramolecular Arrangements
  • Intramolecular Conformations

 Target Groups

  • Researchers and students in the fields of physical chemistry, surface science and molecular sciences
  • Practitioners in these areas

The Author

Michael Lepper finished his Master Thesis under the supervision of PD Dr. Hubertus Marbach at the Chair for Physical Chemistry II of Prof. Hans-Peter Steinrück at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, in which he is now working on his PhD thesis.


Intermolecular Interactions Intramolecular Conformations Ni-TPBP on CU(111) Polymorphism Supramolecular Arrangements

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Lepper
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  1. 1.Lehrstuhl für Physikalische Chemie IIFAU Erlangen-NürnbergErlangen-NurembergGermany

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