Light emission from PTCDA bilayer on Au(111) induced in scanning tunneling microscopy

Izabela Irena Rzeznicka, Taro Yamada, Maki Kawai

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We studied the light emission induced by tunneling electrons of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) from well-defined 3,4,9,10-perylenetertracarboxylic dianhydride (PTCDA) bilayer, vapor deposited under ultrahigh vacuum condition on Au(111) single crystal surface. We detected visible fluorescence over the second layer of PTCDA. The light emission spectrum contained a fluorescence peak at 1.75 eV of photon energy at STM bias voltages below 2.5 V. When the bias voltage was set above 2.5 V, another fluorescent peak was observed at 2.35 eV. This peak is out of the range of Au local plasmon excitation, and is attributed to the transition from S1 excited state to S0 ground state of PTCDA molecule excited by direct electron injection. The fluorescence near 2.35 eV was reported in dilute solution of PTCDA by optical excitation. This intrinsic molecular fluorescence indicates that the 2nd layer PTCDA molecules were significantly isolated from environment over the presence of the 1st layer on Au(111).

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)2032-2037
ページ数6
ジャーナルSurface Science
605
発行部数23-24
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2011 12
外部発表Yes

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Light emission
Scanning tunneling microscopy
light emission
scanning tunneling microscopy
Fluorescence
fluorescence
Bias voltage
excitation
Single crystal surfaces
Electron injection
Molecules
Electron tunneling
Photoexcitation
Ultrahigh vacuum
electric potential
Electron transitions
electron tunneling
crystal surfaces
Excited states
Ground state

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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Light emission from PTCDA bilayer on Au(111) induced in scanning tunneling microscopy. / Rzeznicka, Izabela Irena; Yamada, Taro; Kawai, Maki.

:: Surface Science, 巻 605, 番号 23-24, 12.2011, p. 2032-2037.

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Rzeznicka, Izabela Irena ; Yamada, Taro ; Kawai, Maki. / Light emission from PTCDA bilayer on Au(111) induced in scanning tunneling microscopy. :: Surface Science. 2011 ; 巻 605, 番号 23-24. pp. 2032-2037.
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