Core levels, valence band structures and unoccupied states of biphenylene films
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Biphenylene is a cyclic hydrocarbon made of two benzene rings connected by a cyclobutadiene ring. We performed a photoemission and near-edge absorption (PES and NEXAFS) spectroscopy investigation on biphenylene films of different thicknesses, deposited onto a Cu(111) crystal. By PES we studied the occupied core and valence levels, while NEXAFS gave us information on the unoccupied states. The obtained results have been compared to previous gas phase spectra and density functional theory (DFT) calculations on single biphenylene molecule to get insights in the film electronic structure and possible modification induces by the adsorption. Furthermore, NEXAFS results of biphenylene films of different thicknesses allowed the characterization of the molecular arrangement in the overlayer on the Cu surface and helped to clarify the substrate-molecule interactions.
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
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