March 9, 2019
The structure of organic compounds on metal surfaces is of great interest for the fabrication of devices in the field of organic electronics but for future progress a deeper understanding of intermolecular interactions and charge transfer is required. In cooperation with the research group of Prof. Anke Krüger at Würzburg's Institute for Organic Chemistry we have investigated the two-dimensional self-assembly of tribenzotriquinacenes (TBTQs) on Ag(111) by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Highly ordered monolayers were observed for the first time. STM measurements identify a charge transfer between substrate and TBTQ. The result has been published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C.