In this work, we have tested 30 different adsorption situations in several coverage scenarios for the 1amino-3-cyclopentene (ACP) molecule on the Si(100) surface. We have used a five-spot testing zone inserted in the high-level part of a quantum-mechanical/quantum-mechanical study performed in a big cluster. By defining several different scenarios, each one with a typical adsorption energy, we were able to understand in detail the process of surface functionalization. We are able to justify why the functionalization of this silicon surface achieves only a coverage of -0.5ML (half monolayer) and why the completely covered surface should be thermodynamically impossible to obtain. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
|Journal||Journal of Computational Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Nov 2006|