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"
An asymmetric turn: Scanning tunneling spectroscopy has been used to analyze the structure of tris[4-(phenylazo)phenyl)]amine on a Au(111) surface. A degenerate marker state serves as a sensitive probe for the structure of the adsorbed molecules.