Resonant soft x-ray absorption was applied at the S L2,3 (2p) edges of thin films of 1,4-benzenedimethanethiol (BDMT) on gold and of sexithiophene (6 T) on flat and patterned CaF2 surfaces. Linear dichroism effects were clearly observed depending on the orientation of the electric field vector of the incoming radiation. They were related to the organization of the molecules. For the interpretation of the angular dependencies of the spectral features, density functional theory (DFT) simulations of the absorption cross sections were calculated. It was possible to confirm the generally accepted chemisorption geometry of BDMT on Au(111), composed of molecules nearly vertical at the surface with one of the S atoms participating in the bonding with Au and the other left pending at the outermost surface and contributing mostly to the measured x-ray absorption. For 6 T on CaF2 a new chemisorption phase was identified on ridge-patterned CaF2(110), coexisting with a previously known phase given by 6 T crystallites highly oriented along the ridges. The new phase being composed of molecules oriented perpendicular to the ridges and lying on their edges.

Interpretation of linear dichroism at S L2,3 x-ray absorption edges of small organic molecules at surfaces / Capelli, Raffaella; Pasquali, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY AND RELATED PHENOMENA. - ISSN 0368-2048. - 232:(2019), pp. 16-20. [10.1016/j.elspec.2019.01.001]

Interpretation of linear dichroism at S L2,3 x-ray absorption edges of small organic molecules at surfaces

Capelli, Raffaella;Pasquali, Luca
2019

Abstract

Resonant soft x-ray absorption was applied at the S L2,3 (2p) edges of thin films of 1,4-benzenedimethanethiol (BDMT) on gold and of sexithiophene (6 T) on flat and patterned CaF2 surfaces. Linear dichroism effects were clearly observed depending on the orientation of the electric field vector of the incoming radiation. They were related to the organization of the molecules. For the interpretation of the angular dependencies of the spectral features, density functional theory (DFT) simulations of the absorption cross sections were calculated. It was possible to confirm the generally accepted chemisorption geometry of BDMT on Au(111), composed of molecules nearly vertical at the surface with one of the S atoms participating in the bonding with Au and the other left pending at the outermost surface and contributing mostly to the measured x-ray absorption. For 6 T on CaF2 a new chemisorption phase was identified on ridge-patterned CaF2(110), coexisting with a previously known phase given by 6 T crystallites highly oriented along the ridges. The new phase being composed of molecules oriented perpendicular to the ridges and lying on their edges.
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Interpretation of linear dichroism at S L2,3 x-ray absorption edges of small organic molecules at surfaces / Capelli, Raffaella; Pasquali, Luca. - In: JOURNAL OF ELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY AND RELATED PHENOMENA. - ISSN 0368-2048. - 232:(2019), pp. 16-20. [10.1016/j.elspec.2019.01.001]
Capelli, Raffaella; Pasquali, Luca
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