Probing molecular architectures and interactions with scanning tunneling microscopy on graphite and arachidic acid functionalized surfaces




scanning tunneling microscopy, graphite, molecular structures, liquid-solid interfaces, nanotechnology applications


This study investigates the application of scanning tunneling microscopy in exploring molecular structures and interfaces relevant to nanotechnology. Graphite was selected as a sample due to its ease of visualization of atomic arrangements and surface inertness. The surface of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite treated with arachidic acid (C20H32O2) was examined to gain insights into the behavior of organic molecules at liquid-solid interfaces. Through detailed observations, the study demonstrates the versatility of scanning tunneling microscopy in elucidating molecular architectures and interactions. The findings underscore the importance of scanning tunneling microscopy in advancing our understanding of molecular systems and driving progress in nanotechnology applications. This work highlights the pivotal role of scanning tunneling microscopy in unraveling the complexities of nanoscale phenomena and fostering future innovations in the field.


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Author Biography

Medet Mustafin, Department of Physics and Technology, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, 71 Al-Farabi ave., Almaty, Kazakhstan

Master Student


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How to Cite

Mustafin, M. (2024). Probing molecular architectures and interactions with scanning tunneling microscopy on graphite and arachidic acid functionalized surfaces. Technobius Physics, 2(2), 0010.