The first part covers basic theory and first principles studies, while the second part introduces readers to scanning tunneling microscopy and synchrotron–based techniques to examine the atomic structure of the interfaces. The third part presents modern photoelectron spectroscopy to study the electronic structure of the molecule–metal interface, as well as vibrational spectroscopy. In the closing chapter the editors
discuss future perspectives.
Part I THEORY
Basic theory of the Molecule–Metal Interface
First principles theoretical studies of the molecule–metal interface
Part II ATOMIC STRUCTURE
STM Studies of Molecule–Metal Interfaces
NEXAFS Studies of Molecular Orientations at
X–Ray Standing Wave and Surface X–ray Scattering Studies of Molecule–Metal Interfaces
Part III ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE
Fundamental electronic structure of organic solids and their interfaces by photoemission spectroscopy and related methods
Energy Levels at Molecule–Metal Interfaces
Vibrational spectroscopies for future studies of molecule–metal interfaces
Nobuo Ueno is Professor at the Department of Nanomaterial Science at Chiba University. He is also Director of the Advanced Institute of Molecular Electronics Studies and leader of an global Center–of–Excellence program on Organic Electronics. He is a councilor of The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research and the Futaba Electronics Memorial Foundation. Nobuo Ueno is a pioneer and world leading authority on the ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy of organic thin films.
Andrew Wee is Professor of Physics and Dean of the Faculty of Science at the National University of Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics UK and the Institute of Physics Singapore. Andrew Wee has co–authored over 350 papers in the field of surface and nanoscale science, and is co–author of a textbook on science at the nanoscale. He serves as Managing Editor and Regional Editor on the board of several journals on interface science and nanoscience.