Mode specific electronic friction in dissociative chemisorption on metal surfaces: H2 on Ag(111)



h2onag(111)

Mode specific electronic friction in dissociative chemisorption on metal surfaces: H2 on Ag(111)

Reinhard J. Maurer, Bin Jiang, Hua Guo, John C. Tully, Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 256001 (2017)

Using nonadiabatic ab-initio molecular dynamics, we study how electronic friction affects mode-dependent energy loss and reaction outcomes during dissociative chemisorption of molecular Hydrogen.  

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Ab-initio tensorial electronic friction for molecules on metal surfaces: nonadiabatic vibrational relaxation



CO on Cu(111)

Ab-initio tensorial electronic friction for molecules on metal surfaces: nonadiabatic vibrational relaxation

Reinhard J. Maurer, Mikhail Askerka, Victor S. Batista, John C. Tully, Phys. Rev. B. 94, 115432 (2016)

We present our efficient and robust ab-initio implementation of tensorial electronic friction and apply it to calculate vibrational lifetimes.  

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Switching of an Azobenzene-Tripod Molecule on Ag(111)



TPAPA

Switching of an Azobenzene-Tripod Molecule on Ag(111)

Katharina Scheil, Thiruvancheril G. Gopakumar, Julia Bahrenburg, Friedrich Temps, Reinhard J. Maurer, Karsten Reuter, Richard Berndt, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 2080-2084 (2016)

We observe and interpret the mechanism of multistate switching of an Azobenzene Tripod on Ag(111) using STM, STS and Density Functional Theory.  

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Adsorption structures and energetics of molecules on metal surfaces: Bridging experiment and theory



HIOS

Adsorption structures and energetics of molecules on metal surfaces: Bridging experiment and theory

Reinhard J. Maurer, Victor G. Ruiz, Javier Camarillo-Cisneros, Wei Liu, Nicola Ferri, Karsten Reuter, Alexandre Tkatchenko, Prog. Surf. Sci. 91, 72-100 (2016)

By reviewing experiment and calculation data for structures and energies, we compose a benchmark database for molecules on metal surfaces.  

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Thermal and electronic fluctuations of flexible adsorbed molecules: Azobenzene on Ag(111)



Azo on Ag(111)

Thermal and electronic fluctuations of flexible adsorbed molecules: Azobenzene on Ag(111)

Reinhard J. Maurer, Wei Liu, Igor Poltavsky, Thomas Stecher, Harald Oberhofer, Karsten Reuter, Alexandre Tkatchenko, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 146101 (2016)

Ab Initio molecular dynamics simulation of the free energy of desorption reveals collective electronic and thermal fluctuations that define the finite-temperature energetics of complex adsorbates.  

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Spin manipulation by creation of single-molecule radical cations



retinoic acid on Au(111)

Spin manipulation by creation of single-molecule radical cations

S. Karan, N. Li, Y. Zhang, Y. He, I-P. Hong, H. Song, J.-T. Lü, Y. Wang, L. Peng, K. Wu, G. S. Michelitsch, R. J. Maurer, K. Diller, K. Reuter, A. Weissmann, and R. Berndt, Phys. Rev. Lett.,  116, 027201 (2016)

We investigate magnetic switching of all-trans-retinoic acid adsorbed on a Au(111) surface using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Density Functional Theory.

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Interfacial charge rearrangement and intermolecular interactions: Density-functional theory study of free-base porphine adsorbed on Ag(111) and Cu(111)



Porphine on Ag(111)

Interfacial charge rearrangement and intermolecular interactions: Density-functional theory study of free-base porphine adsorbed on Ag(111) and Cu(111)

M. Müller, K. Diller, R. J. Maurer, K. Reuter, J. Chem. Phys., 144, 024701 (2016)

We study the interactions and the self-assembly behaviour of Porphine on Ag(111) and Cu(111). We find significant substrate-mediated, and negligible direct lateral interactions.

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Coverage-Driven Dissociation of Azobenzene on Cu(111): A Route Towards Defined Surface Functionalization



Azobenzene dissociation on Cu(111)

Coverage-Driven Dissociation of Azobenzene on Cu(111): A Route Towards Defined Surface Functionalization

M. Willenbockel, R. J. Maurer, C. Bronner, M. Schulze, B. Stadtmüller, S. Soubatch, P. Tegeder, K. Reuter, F. S. Tautz, Chem. Commun., 51, 15324-15327 (2015)

Using X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy, X-ray Standing Waves and Density Functional Theory we discover a novel route towards surface functionalization by coverage-driven dissociation of Azobenzene on Cu(111)

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Temperature-dependent templated growth of porphine thin films on the (111) facets of copper and silver



Porphine Adlayer

Temperature-dependent templated growth of porphine thin films on the (111) facets of copper and silver

K. Diller, F. Klappenberger, F. Allegretti, A. C. Papagergiou, S. Fischer, D. A. Duncan, R. J. Maurer, J. A. Lloyd, S. Cheol Oh, K. Reuter, J. V. Barth,  J. Chem. Phys. 141, 144703 (2014)

Using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, NEXAFS and Density Functional Theory we show the coverage dependent adlayer structure of porphine films 

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X-ray standing wave simulations based on Fourier vector analysis as a method to retrieve complex molecular adsorption geometries



Argand Diagram

X-ray standing wave simulations based on Fourier vector analysis as a method to retrieve complex molecular adsorption geometries

G. Mercurio, R. J. Maurer, S. Hagen, F. Leyssner, J. Meyer, P. Tegeder, S. Soubatch, K. Reuter,F. S. Tautz, Front. Phys 2, 2 (2014)

An analysis method of x-ray standing wave data that enables the detailed adsorption geometry of large, complex adsorbates to be retrieved

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Quantification of finite-temperature effects on adsorption geometries of π-conjugated molecules: Azobenzene/Ag(111)



Coverage changes structure of Azobenzene

Quantification of finite-temperature effects on adsorption geometries of π-conjugated molecules: Azobenzene/Ag(111)

G. Mercurio, R. J. Maurer, W. Liu, S. Hagen, F. Leyssner, P. Tegeder, J. Meyer, A. Tkatchenko, S. Soubatch, K. Reuter, F. S. Tautz,  Phys. Rev. B 88, 035421 (2013)

We obtain the adsorption structure of Azobenzene on Ag(111) with simulation and experiment by accounting for anharmonic temperature effects  

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Excited-state potential-energy surfaces of metal-adsorbed organic molecules from linear expansion Δ-self-consistent field density-functional theory (ΔSCF-DFT)



Delta SCF Method Scheme

Excited-state potential-energy surfaces of metal-adsorbed organic molecules from linear expansion Δ-self-consistent field density-functional theory (ΔSCF-DFT)

R. J. Maurer, K. Reuter, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 014708 (2013)

We implement and test a method to efficiently calculate excited states of organic molecules on metal surfaces.

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