STM for MS-people

Recently I published the first review article in Annual Reviews of Analytical Chemistry: “Mass Spectrometry as a Preparative Tool for the Surface Science of Large Molecules” (


In this article I make the case for analyzing molecules on surfaces with STM, especially when they are very big. I can recommend looking at this work if you are interested in molecular ion beam deposition and STM. Especially, since we have learned a lot since out first works which gives us a new perspective and thus reviewing the old data leads to some new insights. The paper is written with the analytical chemistry community in mind, specifically mass spectrometry. You may say it is STM for MS people. But not only. Surface scientist might know the surface science methods well, but may learn what is possible with big molecules now.


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