Vibrational spectroscopy of chemisorbed fatty acids with inelastic electron tunneling

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  11 Jun 1976:
Vol. 192, Issue 4244, pp. 1128-1130
DOI: 10.1126/science.1273586


We have measured and assigned the inelastic tunneling spectra of hexanoic acid chemisorbed onto an oxidized aluminum file. We present evidence for gauche-trans as well as-trans conformers in the monolayer and evidence in support of a recent theory of tunneling intensities.