First principles study of pentacene on Au(111)

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Stokbro, Kurt; Smidstrup, Søren;
(2013)
  • Subject: Condensed Matter - Materials Science
    arxiv: Condensed Matter::Materials Science | Physics::Chemical Physics

We investigate the atomic and electronic structure of a single layer of pentacene on the Au(111) surface using density functional theory. To find the candidate structures we strain match the pentacene crystal geometry with the Au(111) surface, in this way we find pentac... View more
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