Molecular orientation control of sexithienyl thin film on Cu substrates

Manabu Kiguchi, Genki Yoshikawa, Susumu Ikeda, Koichiro Saiki

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We have studied atomic structures of α-sexithienyl (6T) films grown on Cu(110) by reflection high energy electron diffraction (RHEED), and near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS). A one-dimensional (1D) ordered structure of 6T could be fabricated by deposition at 300 K and subsequent annealing at 360 K. The 6T molecules adsorbed with their molecular long axes parallel to the Cu[001] direction. The mechanism of the 1D structure formation is discussed by the lattice model and the charge density waves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)603-607
Number of pages5
JournalSurface Science
Issue number1-3 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Sept 20
EventProceedings of the 22nd European Conference on Surface Science - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2003 Sept 72003 Sept 12


  • Epitaxy
  • Near edge extended X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS)
  • Reflection high-energy electron diffraction (RHEED)


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