Franz Josef Giessibl

june, 2022

17jun11:00 am12:00 amFranz Josef GiessiblUniversity of Regensburg, Germany11:00 am - 12:00 am KST

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Franz Josef Giessibl

Franz Josef Giessibl

Academic Affiliation: University of Regensburg

Title: The character of chemical bonds to natural and artificial atoms revealed by atomic force microscopy

Abstract: Atomic force microscopy with CO terminated tips has demonstrated outstanding spatial resolution on organic molecules [1], metallic clusters [2] and many other samples. Experimental evidence and calculations show that the CO tip is chemically inert and probes organic molecules mainly by Paulirepulsion [3]. Thus, images of organic molecules, graphene, etc. observed with a CO tip can be interpreted as a map of the absolute charge density of the sample. The total charge density of a single adatom is approximately given by a Gaussian peak. While single silicon adatoms appear similar to a Gaussian peak when imaged by AFM with a CO terminated tip, copper and iron adatoms adsorbed on Cu(111) and Cu(110) appear as tori [2,4]. Experiments and DFT calculations show that the total charge density of Cu and Fe adatoms is approximately Gaussian–in contrast to a hypothesis that proposes 4spz hybridization of Cu and Fe adatoms on a Cu surface[4]. The bonding strength between the AFM tip and the atoms of the sample depends not only on the chemical identity but also on the coordination-corner atoms in clusters are more reactive than center atoms [5]. Progress in force resolution [6] opens up the fN-regime, enabling to study engineered surface structures such as quantum corrals [7] that can be viewed as artificial atoms. Surprisingly, these artificial atoms interact in a similar way with AFM tips as natural atoms, yet with a force of only 1/1000of what is experienced in natural atoms [8].



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[2] M. Emmrich et al.,Science348, 308 (2015).

[3] N. Moll et al.,New Journal of Physics12, 125020 (2010).

[4] F. Huber et al.,Science366, 235 (2019).

[5] J. Berwanger et al.,Phys.Rev. Lett.124, 096001 (2020).

[6] A. Liebig et al.,New Journal of Physics22, 063040 (2020).

[7]M.F. Crommie, C.P. Lutz, D.M. Eigler,Science262, 218(1993).

[8] F. Stilp, et al.,Science372, 1196 (2021).


Date: June 17, 11:00 (KST)

Location: B1 Jupiter, Center for Quantum Nanoscience



(Friday) 11:00 am - 12:00 am

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