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Reversible Tuning of Interfacial and Intramolecular Charge Transfer in Individual MnPc Molecules

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School of Physics and Optoelectronic Engineering, Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210044, China
Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore, 3 Science Drive 3, 117543, Singapore
§ Department of Physics, National University of Singapore, 2 Science Drive 3, 117542, Singapore
Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
Guizhou Provincial Key Laboratory of Computational Nanomaterial Science, Guizhou Normal College, Guiyang 550018, China
# Department of Chemistry and Physics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria 3086, Australia
Australian Synchrotron, 800 Blackburn Road, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia
Chinese Education Ministry Key Laboratory of Resource Chemistry, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai 200234, China
College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China
Singapore-Peking University Research Center for a Sustainable Low-Carbon Future, 1 CREAT Way, #15-01, CREAT Tower, 138602, Singapore
National University of Singapore (Suzhou) Research Institute, 377 Lin Quan Street, Suzhou Industrial Park, Jiangsu 215123, China
Department of Chemistry, School of Science, Tianjin University and Collaborative Innovation Center of Chemical Science and Engineering (Tianjin), Tianjin 300072, China
*E-mail: [email protected] (W.C.).
*E-mail: [email protected] (Z.Y.L.).
*E-mail: [email protected] (J.Q.Z.).
Cite this: Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 12, 8091–8098
Publication Date (Web):November 3, 2015
Copyright © 2015 American Chemical Society

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    The reversible selective hydrogenation and dehydrogenation of individual manganese phthalocyanine (MnPc) molecules has been investigated using photoelectron spectroscopy (PES), low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (LT-STM), synchrotron-based near edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) measurements, and supported by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. It is shown conclusively that interfacial and intramolecular charge transfer arises during the hydrogenation process. The electronic energetics upon hydrogenation is identified, enabling a greater understanding of interfacial and intramolecular charge transportation in the field of single-molecule electronics.

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