Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2005, Vol. 21 ›› Issue (06): 690-696.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB20050623

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Molecular Nanostructures on Metal Surfaces and Their Properties

YAN Hui-juan; WAN Li-jun   

  1. Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100080
  • Received:2004-11-11 Revised:2004-12-23 Published:2005-06-15
  • Contact: WAN Li-jun E-mail:wanlijun@iccas.ac.cn

Abstract: This paper summarized our recent results in the construction of organic molecular nanostructures on metal surfaces. The so-prepared nanostructures were tuned by photochemical reaction and observed by scanning tunneling microscopy. The electronic characteristics of the nanostructures are measured by capillary tunneling junction method. Furthermore, the tendency of constructing, controlling and characterizing nanostructures on metal surfaces is pointed out.

Key words: STM, Surface nanostructures, Electronic characteristics, Photoreaction, Controllable structure