Determining the Orientation of a Chiral Substrate Using Full-Hemisphere Angle-Resolved Photoelectron Spectroscopy Academic Article uri icon


  • Chiral interfaces and substrates are of increasing importance in the field of enantioselective chemistry. To fully understand the enantiospecific interactions between chiral adsorbate molecules and the chiral substrate, it is vital that the chiral orientation of the substrate is known. In this Letter we demonstrate that full-hemisphere angle-resolved photoemission permits straightforward identification of the orientation of a chiral surface. The technique can be applied to any solid state system for which photoemission measurements are possible.

publication date

  • October 17, 2011