Direct evidence for surface reconstruction on organic solid surfaces: Benzil (0001)

Gerard P. Hastie, Joy Johnstone, Elaine M. Walker, Kevin J. Roberts

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Abstract

A molecular modelling study of the (0001) surface of benzil reveals evidence for surface reconstruction associated with a change in molecular conformation effected via a relaxation of p-p intermolecular interactions which are strong in the solid-state but absent on the exposed surface. This is confirmed by an examination of a single crystal sample using ultra-soft polarised X-ray absorption spectroscopy at the C K-edge.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2049-2050
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 2
Volume10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1996

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