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Computational design of metal-supported molecular switches: Transient ion formation during light- and electron-induced isomerisation of azobenzene

Computational design of metal-supported molecular switches: Transient ion formation during light- and electron-induced isomerisation of azobenzene

R. J. Maurer and K. Reuter, J. Phys. Condens Matter, DOI:10.1088/1361-648X/aaf0e1 (2018), Invited Article

"Using DFT and linear expansion Delta-Self-Consistent DFT excited-state calculations, we systematically analyse important design parameters that define successful light-induced molecular switching of azobenzene."


Switching of an Azobenzene-Tripod Molecule on Ag(111)

Switching of an Azobenzene-Tripod Molecule on Ag(111)

Katharina Scheil, Thiruvancheril G. Gopakumar, Julia Bahrenburg, Friedrich Temps, Reinhard J. Maurer, Karsten Reuter, Richard Berndt, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 2080-2084 (2016)

We observe and interpret the mechanism of multistate switching of an Azobenzene Tripod on Ag(111) using STM, STS and Density Functional Theory.


Adsorption structures and energetics of molecules on metal surfaces: Bridging experiment and theory

Adsorption structures and energetics of molecules on metal surfaces: Bridging experiment and theory

Reinhard J. Maurer, Victor G. Ruiz, Javier Camarillo-Cisneros, Wei Liu, Nicola Ferri, Karsten Reuter, Alexandre Tkatchenko, Prog. Surf. Sci. 91, 72-100 (2016)

By reviewing experiment and calculation data for structures and energies, we compose a benchmark database for molecules on metal surfaces.


Thermal and electronic fluctuations of flexible adsorbed molecules: Azobenzene on Ag(111)

Thermal and electronic fluctuations of flexible adsorbed molecules: Azobenzene on Ag(111)

Reinhard J. Maurer, Wei Liu, Igor Poltavsky, Thomas Stecher, Harald Oberhofer, Karsten Reuter, Alexandre Tkatchenko, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 146101 (2016)

Ab Initio molecular dynamics simulation of the free energy of desorption reveals collective electronic and thermal fluctuations that define the finite-temperature energetics of complex adsorbates.


Coverage-Driven Dissociation of Azobenzene on Cu(111): A Route Towards Defined Surface Functionalization

Coverage-Driven Dissociation of Azobenzene on Cu(111): A Route Towards Defined Surface Functionalization

M. Willenbockel, R. J. Maurer, C. Bronner, M. Schulze, B. Stadtmüller, S. Soubatch, P. Tegeder, K. Reuter, F. S. Tautz, Chem. Commun., 51, 15324-15327 (2015)

Using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, X-ray Standing Waves and Density Functional Theory we discover a novel route towards surface functionalization by coverage-driven dissociation of Azobenzene on Cu(111)


Photoswitching in nanoporous, crystalline solids: an experimental and theoretical study for azobenzene linkers incorporated in MOFs

Photoswitching in nanoporous, crystalline solids: an experimental and theoretical study for azobenzene linkers incorporated in MOFs

Z. Wang, L. Heinke, J. Jelic, M. Cakici, M. Dommaschk, R. J. Maurer, H. Oberhofer, S. Grosjean, R. Herges, S. Bräse, K. Reuter, C. Wöll, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 17, 14582-14587 (2015)

Using Density-Functional Theory we identify the reasons for switching or non-switching of azobenzene linkers in metal-organic frameworks


X-ray standing wave simulations based on Fourier vector analysis as a method to retrieve complex molecular adsorption geometries

X-ray standing wave simulations based on Fourier vector analysis as a method to retrieve complex molecular adsorption geometries

G. Mercurio, R. J. Maurer, S. Hagen, F. Leyssner, J. Meyer, P. Tegeder, S. Soubatch, K. Reuter, F. S. Tautz, Front. Phys 2, 2 (2014)

An analysis method of x-ray standing wave data that enables the detailed adsorption geometry of large, complex adsorbates to be retrieved


Broken Symmetry of an Adsorbed Molecular Switch Determined by Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy

Broken Symmetry of an Adsorbed Molecular Switch Determined by Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy

T. G. Gopakumar, T. Davran-Candan, J. Bahrenburg, R. J. Maurer, F. Temps, K. Reuter, R. Berndt, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 11007-11010 (2013)

Using STM and DFT we investigate the reasons for electronic state splitting for an adsorbed molecular switch


Quantification of finite-temperature effects on adsorption geometries of π-conjugated molecules: Azobenzene/Ag(111)

Quantification of finite-temperature effects on adsorption geometries of π-conjugated molecules: Azobenzene/Ag(111)

G. Mercurio, R. J. Maurer, W. Liu, S. Hagen, F. Leyssner, P. Tegeder, J. Meyer, A. Tkatchenko, S. Soubatch, K. Reuter, F. S. Tautz, Phys. Rev. B 88, 035421 (2013)

We obtain the adsorption structure of Azobenzene on Ag(111) with simulation and experiment by accounting for anharmonic temperature effects


Bistability Loss as a Key Feature in Azobenzene (Non-)Switching on Metal Surfaces

Bistability Loss as a Key Feature in Azobenzene (Non-)Switching on Metal Surfaces

R. J. Maurer, K. Reuter, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 12009-12011(2012)

We identify the reason for loss of switching function on metal surfaces as loss of stability

Thu 12 Oct 2017, 19:57 | Tags: metal surface, Azobenzene, Molecular Switches

Assessing computationally efficient isomerization dynamics: ΔSCF density-functional theory study of azobenzene molecular switching

Assessing computationally efficient isomerization dynamics: ΔSCF density-functional theory study of azobenzene molecular switching

R. J. Maurer, K. Reuter, J. Chem. Phys. 135, 224303 (2011)

Proving the ability of the ΔSCF method to describe azobenzene cis-trans switching