Reversible Tuning of Interfacial and Intramolecular Charge Transfer in Individual MnPc Molecules Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.


  • Zhong, J-Q
  • Wang, Z
  • Zhang, JL
  • Wright, CA
  • Yuan, K
  • Gu, C
  • Tadich, A
  • Qi, D
  • Li, HX
  • Lai, M
  • Wu, K
  • Xu, GQ
  • Hu, W
  • Li, Z
  • Chen, W

publication date

  • 2015