Organic Physical Chemistry Laboratory

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

Realtime observation of molecules adsorbed at the solid liquid interface.

untitled-3

untitled-43The STM tip has been used to initiate chemical reactions between molecules adsorbed at the solid-liquid interface. In the image above you can see where polymerisation has been induced between monomer units adsorbed on graphite.

untitled-53

Spatial distribution for probability of the polymerization reaction at various bias voltages (a) without and (b) with N(CH3)< sub>ClO4.

untitled-63

untitled-13untitled-23