On-surface light-induced generation of higher acenes and elucidation of their open-shell character

Authors: José I. Urgel1*, Carlo Antonio Pignedoli1*, Roman Fasel1*

  1. Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science and Technology, 8600, Dübendorf, Switzerland
  • Corresponding authors emails: jose-ignacio.urgel@empa.ch, carlo.pignedoli@empa.ch, roman.fasel@empa.ch

DOI10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0037/v1 (version v1, submitted on 15 July 2019)

How to cite this entry

José I. Urgel, Carlo Antonio Pignedoli, Roman Fasel, On-surface light-induced generation of higher acenes and elucidation of their open-shell character, Materials Cloud Archive (2019), doi: 10.24435/materialscloud:2019.0037/v1.


In this work we demonstrate the on surface synthesis of nonacene and heptacene and we discuss their open shell character comparing experimental evidence to theoretical predictions. The record contains input files to reproduce the calculations discussed in the manuscript and the raw data of the experimental images discussed.

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External references

Journal reference (Manuscript where the results are presented)
J. I. Urgel, S. Mishra, H. Hayashi, J. Wilhelm, C. A. Pignedoli, M. Di Giovannantonio, R. Widmer, M. Yamashita, N. Hieda, P. Ruffieux, H. Yamada and R. Fasel Nature Communications 10, 861 (2019). doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08650-y


MARVEL/DD3 GW on surface synthesis ab initio scanning probe microscopy

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15 July 2019 [This version]