Adsorption-induced stability reversal of photochromic diarylethene on metal surfaces

Tomoko K. Shimizu, Jaehoon Jung, Hiroshi Imada, Yousoo Kim

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A scanning tunneling microscopy study of a photochromic diarylethene adsorbed on Au and Cu reveals the reversal of thermodynamic stability between its two isomers compared to the gas phase, in solution, and its single crystal, which could result from the molecule substrate interaction such as charge transfer and hybridization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8710-8712
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number77
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Aug 29
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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