Title

Effective elastic properties of a van der Waals molecular monolayer at a metal surface

Authors

Authors

D. Z. Sun; D. H. Kim; D. Le; O. Borck; K. Berland; K. Kim; W. H. Lu; Y. M. Zhu; M. M. Luo; J. Wyrick; Z. H. Cheng; T. L. Einstein; T. S. Rahman; P. Hyldgaard;L. Bartels

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Phys. Rev. B

Keywords

SCANNING-TUNNELING-MICROSCOPY; DENSITY-FUNCTIONAL THEORY; ADSORPTION; CU(111); PENTACENE; BENZENE; STRESS; GROWTH; Physics, Condensed Matter

Abstract

Adsorbing anthracene on a Cu(111) surface results in a wide range of complex and intriguing superstructures spanning a coverage range from 1 per 17 to 1 per 15 substrate atoms. In accompanying first-principles density-functional theory calculations we show the essential role of van der Waals interactions in estimating the variation in anthracene adsorption energy and height across the sample. We can thereby evaluate the compression of the anthracene film in terms of continuum elastic properties, which results in an effective Young's modulus of 1.5 GPa and a Poisson ratio approximate to 0.1. These values suggest interpretation of the molecular monolayer as a porous material-in marked congruence with our microscopic observations.

Journal Title

Physical Review B

Volume

82

Issue/Number

20

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4

WOS Identifier

WOS:000284527000002

ISSN

1098-0121

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