Visualization of the electric fields induced by single molecules

LNSM scientists cooperated with coworkers from Utrecth to develop a new method for visualization of electric fields induced by single molecules with atomic spatial resolution. The work, which was published in highly prestigious Nature Communications [1], extends the imaging capabilities of single molecules on solid surfaces using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM).

[1] P. Hapala, M. Švec, O. Stetsovych, N.J. van der Heijden, M. Ondráček, J. van der Lit, P. Mutombo, I. Swart, P. Jelínek, Mapping the electrostatic force field of single molecules from high-resolution scanning probe images, Nat Commun. 7 (2016) 11560. doi:10.1038/ncomms11560.