Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112, 13656–13662.


Using light-polarization-dependent angle-resolved photoemission, the metal-organic molecule bis(4-cyano- 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-3,5-heptanedionato)copper(II) (or Cu(CNdpm)2, i.e., C24H36N2O4Cu, Cu(II)) is observed to adopt a preferential orientation that depends on the film thickness and substrate when adsorbed on Co(111) and Cu(111). In addition, the final-state binding energies change with film thickness, suggesting the substrates affect the screening or charging in the photoemission final state. For Cu(CNdpm)2 deposited on Co(111), the induced spin polarization was found to depend strongly on the molecular orbital contributions.

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