SKM 2021 – wissenschaftliches Programm
CPP 11.4: Vortrag
Donnerstag, 30. September 2021, 16:00–16:15, H5
Experimental Quantification of Interaction Energies in Organic Monolayers — •Pierre-Martin Dombrowski, Stefan Renato Kachel, Leonard Neuhaus, Tobias Breuer, J. Michael Gottfried, and Gregor Witte — Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany
The formation of molecular nanostructures is determined by the interplay of intermolecular and molecule-substrate interactions. However, these interactions are experimentally hardly accessible. Temperature-programmed desorption (TPD) is a fairly well-established experimental technique capable of quantifying both types of interaction, but its quantitative analysis is by no means trivial. In the present study, we analyse the desorption kinetics of the two organic semiconductors pentacene (PEN) and perfluoropentacene (PFP) from Au(111) and MoS2 surfaces to show the potential of TPD, but also highlight challenges for large adsorbates. Combining TPD with scanning tunnelling microscopy, work function measurements and theoretical modelling, we show that intermolecular interactions are dominated by the intramolecular charge distribution, resulting in net intermolecular repulsion in unitary and attractive interactions in mixed PEN:PFP monolayers. We determine the coverage-dependent prefactor of desorption with unprecedented precision and correlate its evolution with the activation of specific degrees of freedom of motion of adsorbed molecules. Lastly, we compare differences in molecule-substrate interactions on Au(111) and MoS2, revealing that (sub-)monolayers on MoS2 are stabilized only by entropy.