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Published in Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 775. Copyright © 2003 Materials Research Society. Used by permission.


We compare the adsorption of 1,1’-biphenyl-4,4’-dimethanethiol (BPDMT) on gold and cobalt surfaces. The molecular orbitals, identified from combined photoemission and inverse photoemission studies, exhibit shifts in binding energies with different deposition methods and substrates. These shifts indicate that this potential molecular dielectric exhibits stronger bonding to cobalt surfaces than gold surfaces.