Chapter 3. Molecular Repositioning to Study Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Large Molecules

  1. Dr. Paolo Samorì2,3
  1. Francesca Moresco

Published Online: 29 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/3527608516.ch3

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures

How to Cite

Moresco, F. (2006) Molecular Repositioning to Study Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Large Molecules, in Scanning Probe Microscopies Beyond Imaging: Manipulation of Molecules and Nanostructures (ed P. Samorì), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527608516.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Istituto per la Sintesi Organica e la Fotoreattività, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Gobetti 101, 40129 Bologna, Italy

  2. 3

    Institut de Science et d'Ingénierie, Supramoléculaires (ISIS), Université Louis Pasteur, 8 allée Gaspard Monge, 67083 Strasbourg, France

Author Information

  1. Institut für Experimentalphysik, Freie Universität Berlin, Arnimallee 14, 14195 Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527312696

Online ISBN: 9783527608515

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Keywords:

  • molecular repositioning;
  • mechanical and electronic properties of large molecules;
  • specially designed molecules;
  • STM-induced manipulation;
  • controlled manipulation of complex molecules;
  • molecular switching

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Specially Designed Molecules

  • STM-Induced Manipulation

    • Manipulation of Single Atoms

    • Repositioning of Molecules at Room Temperature

    • Manipulation in Constant Height Mode

  • Mechanical Properties: Controlled Manipulation of Complex Molecules

  • Inducing Conformational Changes: A Route to Molecular Switching

  • The Role of the Substrate

  • Electronic Properties: Investigation of the Molecule–Metal Contact

  • Perspectives