Enhanced surface evolution induced by the molecular desorption in dodecanethiol self-assembled monolayer on Au(1 1 1)

U. H. Pi, J. H. Kim, H. Y. Yu, Chan Woo Park, Sung Yool Choi, Yong Kwan Kim, Jeong Sook Ha

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The evolution of the surface structure in dodecanethiol self-assembled monolayer on Au(1 1 1) substrate has been studied with ultra high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy at several temperatures. The structure of substrate Au(1 1 1) surface changed suddenly at a temperature of 110 °C. The enhanced mobility of the substrate gold atoms at this temperature is attributed to the desorption of the dodecanethiol molecules.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)625-631
Number of pages7
JournalSurface Science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1



  • Desorption
  • Dodecanethiol
  • Evolution
  • Melting transition
  • Mobility
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Self-assembled monolayer
  • Surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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