High-resolution UHV-SPM imaging

High-resolution imaging with functionalized tips provides the unprecedented spatial resolution, which allows to resolve the chemical structure of individual molecules on surfaces. Our aim is to explore new possibilities of the technique beyond the imaging of molecular structures, including mapping electrostatic potential or discrimination spin state of single molecules.  We also develop theoretical description of different imaging mechanisms, which allows us to simulate and analyze the experimental data in details.


P. Hapala, G. Kichin, Ch. Wagner, F. S. Tautz, R. Temirov, P. Jelínek 
Mechanism of high-resolution STM/AFM imaging with functionalized tips 
Phys. Rev. B 90 (2014) 085421(1) - 085421(9).


P. Hapala, R. Temirov, F. S. Tautz, P. Jelínek 
Origin of High-Resolution IETS-STM Images of Organic Molecules with Functionalized Tips 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113 (2014) 226101(1) - 226101(5).


P. Hapala, M. Svec, O. Stetsovych, N. J. van der Heijden, M. Ondracek ,J. van der Lit, P. Mutombo, I. Swart, P. Jelinek 
Mapping the electrostatic force field of single molecules from high-resolution scanning probe images 
Nat. Commun. 7 (2016) 11560(1) - 11560(8).


P. Jelínek 
High resolution SPM imaging of organic molecules with functionalized tips 
J. Phys.-Condens. Mat. 29 (2017) 343002(1) - 343002(18).


O. Krejčí, P. Hapala, M. Ondráček, P. Jelínek 
Principles and simulations of high-resolution STM imaging with a flexible tip apex 
Phys. Rev. B 95 (2017) 045407(1) - 045407(9).


Bruno de la Torre, Martin Švec, Giuseppe Foti, Ondřej Krejčí, Prokop Hapala, Aran Garcia-Lekue, Thomas Frederiksen, Radek Zbořil, Andres Arnau, Héctor Vázquez, and Pavel Jelínek
Submolecular Resolution by Variation of the Inelastic Electron Tunneling Spectroscopy Amplitude and its Relation to the AFM/STM Signal 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 (2017) 166001(1) - 166001(6).


B. de la Torre, M. Švec, P. Hapala, J. Redondo, O. Krejčí, R. Lo, D. Manna, A. Sarmah, D. Nachtigallová, J. Tuček, P. Błoński, M. Otyepka, R. Zbořil, P. Hobza, P. Jelínek 
Non-covalent control of spin-state in metal-organic complex by positioning on N-doped graphene 
Nat. Commun. 9 (2018) 2831(1) - 2831(9)