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Local electronic properties at organic-metal interfaces: thiophene derivatives on Pt(111).
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PMID:  23060146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The valence electronic states of thiophene (TP), 2-thiophenethiol (TT), 2,2'-bithiophene (BTP), and 2,2'-bithiophene-5-thiol (BTT) on Pt(111) were measured by ultraviolet photoemission spectroscopy (UPS) and metastable atom electron spectroscopy (MAES) to elucidate how the local electronic properties at the organic-metal interface are altered by the extent of π-conjugation and substituent effects. First-principles calculations using density functional theory (DFT) were used to assign the observed spectra. TP and BTP chemisorb weakly on Pt(111), whereas TT and BTT are strongly bound to Pt(111) through the S atom with the cleavage of the S-H bond, forming a thiolate. In the MAES spectra, weak emission just below the Fermi level (E(F)) was attributed to a chemisorption-induced gap state (CIGS) produced by orbital mixing between the organic species and Pt(111). The formation of CIGS is responsible for a metallic structure at the organic-metal interface. The relative intensities of CIGSs at E(F) were in the order of TP (flat-lying configuration) > TT > TP (inclined configuration), indicating that the spatial distribution of CIGSs is drastically altered by the strength of the organic-metal bond and the adsorption geometry. In other words, TP (flat-lying geometry) and TT serve as good mediators of the extension of the metal wave function at E(F), which would be closely related to charge transport at organic-metal interfaces.
Hirofumi Sato; Shota Ushiyama; Mauo Sogo; Masaru Aoki; Ken-Ichi Shudo; Tadashi Sugawara; Susumu Yanagisawa; Yoshitada Morikawa; Shigeru Masuda
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1463-9084     ISO Abbreviation:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
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Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100888160     Medline TA:  Phys Chem Chem Phys     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Basic Science, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo 153-8902, Japan.
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