Theoretical Study on Adsorbate-Induced Surface Stress in the Self-Assembly of Alkanethiols on Gold
- Received Date: 2003-05-28
- Self-assembled monolayers (SAMs), Substrate-mediated interaction, Surfacestress, Latticegas mode /
Abstract: By using the established statistical thermodynamic theory of adsorbate-induced surface stress of adsorption monolayer on the metal surface, the surface stress Δgin the self-assembly of alkane thiolson Au (111) surface has been calculated. The quantitative relations of the surfaces tress Δgwith the length of the alkyl chain of the molecule and with the coverage θ of molecules on Au (111) have been theoretically Studied respectively. The calculated results agree with Bergeretalis experiment, and especially the quantitative discrepancy between the theory and experiment on the sign of the surface stress has been resolved.Among various components of the adsorbate-adsorbate interaction energies in the ad layer, the substrate mediated interaction is significant for the adsorbate-induced surface stress, which shows that the indirect contribution of the adsorption energy of alkane thiols through the substrate-mediated interaction is very important.This physical mechanism is similar to that for chloride monolayer on the Au (111) electrode.
|Citation:||Xie Rong, Chen Dongming, He Tianjing, Liu Fanzhen. Theoretical Study on Adsorbate-Induced Surface Stress in the Self-Assembly of Alkanethiols on Gold[J]. Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics , 2004, 17(5): 525-530. doi: 10.1088/1674-0068/17/5/525-530|