Orientation of benzene and pyridine on ZnO(1010)

J. F. Walsh, R. Davis, C. A. Muryn, G. Thornton, V. R. Dhanak, K. C. Prince

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High-resolution, polarization-dependent C K-edge near-edge x-ray absorption fine structure spectra of benzene and pyridine on ZnO(1010) indicate that both species are oriented by the substrate. At 180 K benzene lies flat on the surface to within 10°, while at 295 K pyridine adopts an upright geometry with the ring close to parallel to the (1120) plane. These geometries are similar to those found on metal surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14749-14752
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number19
Publication statusPublished - 1993


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