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dc.contributor.authorSimpson, Grant J.
García-López, Víctor
Daniel Boese, A.
Tour, James M.
Grill, Leonhard
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-14T16:39:54Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-14T16:39:54Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Simpson, Grant J., García-López, Víctor, Daniel Boese, A., et al.. "How to control single-molecule rotation." Nature Communications, 10, (2019) Springer Nature: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12605-8.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/108054
dc.description.abstract The orientation of molecules is crucial in many chemical processes. Here, we report how single dipolar molecules can be oriented with maximum precision using the electric field of a scanning tunneling microscope. Rotation is found to occur around a fixed pivot point that is caused by the specific interaction of an oxygen atom in the molecule with the Ag(111) surface. Both directions of rotation are realized at will with 100% directionality. Consequently, the internal dipole moment of an individual molecule can be spatially mapped via its behavior in an applied electric field. The importance of the oxygen-surface interaction is demonstrated by the addition of a silver atom between a single molecule and the surface and the consequent loss of the pivot point.
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dc.publisher Springer Nature
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dc.title How to control single-molecule rotation
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Nature Communications
dc.citation.volumeNumber 10
dc.identifier.digital s41467-019-12605-8
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12605-8
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