Tunnel-current induced STM atomic manipulation

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the fundamental processes of STM molecular manipulation, desorption and intramolecular bond dissociation, produced by inelastic electron tunnelling. It is explained that the interplay between dissociation and desorption reaction pathways can be tuned by suitable adjustment of the electron tunnel conditions. Furthermore, it is shown that non local reactions involving the transfer of energy or charges across surface states can also produce reactions at distance.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtomic and Molecular Manipulation
PublisherElsevier
Pages121-150
Number of pages30
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameFrontiers of Science
PublisherElsevier Science
Volume2

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