Controlling adsorbate electronic structure

Jörg Kliewer, Richard Berndt, Simon Crampin

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We have used nanocavities constructed from Mn adatoms on Ag(111) to achieve a controlled modification of the electronic structure of the Ag surface. Local tunneling spectroscopy reveals an intriguing modification of the electronic structure of a single Mn adsorbate put into these cavities. Model calculations show that the changes result from the coupling between the Mn s level and surface electronic states of the substrate, which are strongly influenced by the size and geometry of the nanocavity. The dimension and geometry of the adatom array thus provide a degree of control over the induced changes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)186-187
Number of pages2
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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