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101. K.Z. Latt, J.A Schlueter, P. Darancet, & S.-W. Hla. Two-Dimensional Molecular Charge Density Waves in Single-Layer-Thick Islands of a Dirac Fermion System.

ACS Nano 14, 8887-8893 (2020).


100. Y. Li, G.-F. Huo, B. Liu, B. Song, Y. Zhang, X. Qian, H. Wang, G.-Q. Yin, A. Filosa, W. Sun, S.-W. Hla, H.-B. Yang, & X. Li. Giant Concentric Metallosupramolecule with Aggregation-Induced Phosphorescent Emission.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 14638-14648 (2020).


99. L. Wang, B. Song, Y. Li, L. Gong, X. Jiang, M. Wang, S. Lu, X.-Q. Hao, Z. Xia, Y. Zhang, S.-W. Hla, & X. Li. Self-Assembly of Metallo-Supramolecules under Kinetic or Thermodynamic Control: Characterization of Positional Isomers Using Scanning Tunneling Spectroscopy.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 9809-9817 (2020).


98. Z. Zhang, Y. Li, B. Song, Y. Zhang, X. Jiang, M. Wang, R. Tumbleson, C. Liu, P. Wang, X-Q. Hao, T. Rojas, A.T. Ngo, J.L. Sessler, G.R. Newkome, S.-W. Hla, & X. Li. Intra- and Intermolecular Self-Assembly of a 20 nm-Wide Supramolecular Hexagonal Grid.

Nature Chemistry 12, 468-474 (2020).

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[C&En Molecule of the Year 2020 Poll]


97. V. Rose, N. Shirato, M. Bartlein, A. Deriy, T. Ajayi, D. Rosenmann, S.-W. Hla, M. Fisher, and R. Reininger. XTIP-The World’s First Beamline Dedicated to the Synchrotron X-Ray Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Technique.

J. Synchrotron Rad. 27, 836-843 (2020).


96. Z. Li, Y. Li, Y. Zhao, H. Wang, Y. Zhang, B. Song, X. Li, S. Lu, X.-Q. Hao, S.-W. Hla, Y. Tu, and X. Li. Synthesis of Metallo-Polymers and Direct Visualization of Single Polymer Chain.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 142, 6196-6205 (2020).


95. A. Luican-Meyer, Y. Zhang, Y. Li, A. DiLullo, B. Fisher, S.E. Ulloa, & S.-W. Hla. Negative Differential Resistance Observed on the Charge Density Waves of a Transition Metal Dichalcogenides.

Nanoscale 11, 22351-22358 (2019).


94. S. L. L. M Ramos, R. Plumadore, J. Boddison-Chouinard, S.-W. Hla, J. R Guest, D. J. Gosztola, M. A. Pimenta, & A. Luican-Mayer. Suppression of the Commensurate Charge Density Wave Phase in Ultrathin 1T-TaS2 Evidenced by Raman Hyperspectral Analysis.

Phys. Rev. B 100, 165414 (2019).


93. Y. Zhang, J. P. Calupitan, T. Rojas, R. Tumbleson, G. Erbland, C. Kammerer, T. M. Ajayi, S. Wang, L. A. Curtiss, A. T. Ngo, S. E. Ulloa, G. Rapenne, and S.-W. Hla. “A Chiral Molecular Propeller Designed for Unidirectional Rotations on a Surface”

Nature Communications 10, 3742 (2019).

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92. D. Trainer, Y. Zhang, F. Bobba, X. Xi, S.-W. Hla, and M. Iavarone. “The Effect of Atomic-Scale Strain Relaxation on the Electronic Properties of Monolayer MoS2”.

ACS Nano 13, 8284-8291 (2019).


91. H. Wang, Y. Li, H. Yu, B. Song, S. Lu, X.-Q. Hao, Y. Zhang, M. Wang, S.-W. Hla, and X. Li. “Combining Synthesis and Self-Assembly in One Pot To Construct Complex 2D Metallo-Supramolecules Using Terpyridine and Pyrylium Salts“.

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 141, 13187-13195 (2019).


90. T. Paulauskas, F. G. Sen, C. Sun, Y. Zhang, S.-W. Hla, P. Longo, M. J. Kim, M. Chan and R. F. Klie. “Stabilization of a Monolayer Tellurene Phase at CdTe Interfaces”.

Nanoscale 11, 14698-14706 (2019).


89. Y. Hu, G. Zhong, Y.-S. Guan, N.H. Lee, Y. Zhang, Y. Li, T. Mitchell, J. N. Armstrong, J. Benedict, S.W. Hla, and S. Ren. “AlkaliMetalIntercalated Percolation Network Regulates SelfAssembled Electronic Aromatic Molecules”.

Adv. Mater. 81, 1807178 (2019).


88. H. Chang, N. Shirato, Y. Zhang, J. Hoffman, D. Rosenmann, J.W. Freeland, A. Bhattacharya, V. Rose, and S.-W. Hla. “X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism and Near-Edge X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure of Buried Interfacial Magnetism Measured by using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip”.

Appl. Phys. Lett. 113, 061602 (2018).

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87. Y. Zhang, S. Wang, K.-F. Braun, and S.-W. Hla. “Molecular Flexure and Atom Trapping with Sexiphenyl Molecules by Scanning Tunneling Microscope Manipulation”.

Surf. Sci. 678, 215-221 (2018).


86. J. Niederhausen, Y. Zhang, F.C. Kabeer, Y. Garmshausen, B.M. Schmidt, Y. Li, K.-F. Braun, S. Hecht, A. Tkatchenko, N. Koch, and S.-W. Hla. “Subtle Fluorination of Conjugated Molecules Enables Stable Nanoscale Assemblies on Metal Surfaces”.

J. Phys. Chem. C 122, 18902-18911 (2018).


85. A.T. Ngo, T. Skeini, V. Iancu, P.C. Redfern, L.C. Curtiss, and S.-W. Hla. “Manipulation of Origin of Life Molecules: Recognizing Single Molecule Conformations in β-Carotene and Clhorophyll-a/β-Carotene Clusters”.

ACS Nano 12, 217-225 (2018).


84. Y. Li, A.T. Ngo, A. DiLullo, K.Z. Latt, H. Kersell, B. Fisher, P. Zapol, S.E. Ulloa, and S.-W. Hla. "Anomalous Kondo Resonance Mediated by Semiconducting Graphene Nanoribbons in a Molecular Heterostructure“

Nature Communications 8, 946 (2017).

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83. H. Kersell, N. Shirato, M. Cummings, H. Chang, D. Miller, D. Rosenmann, S.-W. Hla, and V. Rose. "Detecting Element Specific Electrons from a Single Cobalt Nanocluster with Synchrotron X-Ray Scanning Tunneling Microscopy“

Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 103102 (2017).


82. M. Cummings, N. Shirato, H. Kersell, H. Chang, D. Rosenmann, J.W. Freeland, S.-W. Hla, and V. Rose. "Controlled Modulation of Hard and Soft X-ray Induced Tunneling Current Utilizing Coaxial Metal-Insulator-Metal Probe Tips“

J. Appl. Phys, 121, 015305 (2017).


81. Y. Zhang, H. Kersell, R. Stefak, J. Echeverria, V. Iancu, U.G.E. Perera. Y. Li, A. Deshpande, K.-F. Braun, G. Rapenne, C. Joachim, and S.-W. Hla. "Simultaneous and Coordinated Rotational Switching of all Molecular Rotors in a Network“

Nature Nanotechnology 11, 706-711 (2016).

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80. J. Niederhausen, H.R. Kersell, C. Christodoulo, G. Heimel, H. Wonneberger, K. Mόllen, J.P. Rabe, S.-W. Hla, and N. Koch. "Monolayer Phases of a Dipolar Perylene Derivative on Au(111) and Surface Potential Built-Up in Multilayers".

Langmuir 32, 3587-3600 (2016).


79. A. Dilullo, N. Shirato, M. Cummings, H. Kersell, H. Chang, D. Rosenmann, D. Miller, J.W. Freeland, S.-W. Hla, and V. Rose. "Local X-Ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism Study of Fe/Cu(111) Using a Tunneling Smart Tip".

J. Synchrotron. Rad. 23, 574-578 (2016).


78. S.-W. Hla. "Trapping a Charged Atom".

ACS Nano 9, 8644-8646 (2015).


77. R.M. Feenstra, and S.-W. Hla. "Scanning Tunneling Microscopy of Metals and Semiconductors".

Landolt Bornstein Encyclopedia: Physics of Solid Surfaces. Edited by G. Chiarotti and P. Chiaradia. Springer Publishing. pp- 15-66 (2015).


76. K.K. Wang, and S.-W. Hla. "Spin-Polarized Scanning Tunneling Microscopy".

Handbook of Nanomagnetism: Applications and Tools. Edited by R.A. Lukaszew. Pan Stanford Publishing. pp- 247-283 (2015).


75. R. Stefak, J. Echeverria, S.-W. Hla, C. Joachim, and G. Rapenne. "Single Molecular Motors and Gears Based on Star-Shaped Ruthenium Complexes".

Single Molecular Machines and Motors. Edited by C. Joachim and G. Rapenne. Springer Series of Advances in Atoms and Molecule Machines. pp- 109-126 (2015).


74. N. Shirato, M. Cummings, H. Kersell, Y. Li, B. Stripe, D. Rosenmann, S.-W. Hla, and V. Rose. "Elemental Fingerprinting of Materials with Sensitivity at the Atomic Limit".

Nano Lett. 14, 6499-6504 (2014).

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73. S.-W. Hla. "Atom-by-Atom Assembly".

Rep. Prog. Phys. 77, 056502 (2014).


72. S.-W. Hla. "Tuning in to the Smallest (Man-Made) Mechanical Resonator".

Physics 7, 26 (2014). [American Physical Society (APS) viewpoint]


71. K. Wang, D. Rosenmann, M. Holt, R. Winarski, S.-W. Hla and V. Rose. "An Easy-to-Implement Filter for Separating Photo-Excited Signals from Topography in Scanning Tunneling Microscopy".

Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 063704 (2013).


70. V. Rose, K. Wang, T.U. Chien, J. Hiller, D. Rosenmann, J.W. Freeland, C. Preissner and S.-W. Hla, "Synchrotron X-Ray Scanning Tunneling Microscopy: Fingerprinting Near to Far Field Transitions on Cu(111) Induced by Synchrotron Radiation",

Adv. Funct. Mater. 23, 2646-2652 (2013)


69. U.G.E. Perera. F. Ample, H. Kersell, Y. Zhang, G. Vives, J. Echeverria, M. Grisolia, G. Rapenne, C. Joachim, and S.-W. Hla, "Controlled Clockwise and Anticlockwise Rotational Switching of a Molecular Motor",

Nature Nanotechnology 8, 46-51 (2013).

***News and Views Article: K.-H. Ernst, "Molecular Motors: A Turn in the Right Direction", Nature Nanotechnology 8, 7-8 (2013).

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68. S.-W. Hla, "Graphene: Conductivity Measurements Pick Up"

Nature Nanotechnology 7, 693-694 (2012).


67. B. Wolter, Y. Yoshida, A. Kubetzka, S.-W. Hla, K. von Bergmann and R. Wiesendanger,"Spin Friction Observed on the Atomic Scale"

Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 116102 (2012).

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66. Y.-S. Fu, J. Schwφbel, S.-W. Hla, A. Dilullo, G. Hoffmann, S. Klyatskaya, M. Ruben, and R. Wiesendanger,"Reversible Chiral Switching of Bis(phthalocyaninato) Terbium III on a Metal Surface",

Nano Lett. 12, 3391-3395 (2012).


65. A. DiLullo, S.-H. Chang, N. Baadji, K. Clark, J.-P. Klockner, M.-H. Prosenc, S. Sanvito, R. Wiesendanger, G. Hoffmann, and S.-W. Hla, "Molecular Kondo Chain"

Nano Lett. 12, 3174-3179 (2012).


64. A. Deshpande, K.-F. Braun, and S.-W. Hla, “Determination of Chemical Specific Atomic Interaction with Scanning Tunneling Microscope”,

Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 221902 (2011).


63. U.G.E. Perera, H.J. Kulik, V. Iancu, L.G.G.V. Dias da. Silva, S.E. Ulloa, N. Marzari, and S.-W. Hla, "Spatially Extended Kondo State in Magnetic Molecules Induced by Interfacial Charge Transfer",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 106601 (2010).


62. D. Serrate, P. Ferriani, Y. Yoshida, S.-W. Hla, M. Menzel, K. von Bergmann, S. Heinze, A. Kubetzka, and R. Wiesendanger, "Imaging and Manipulating the Spin Direction of Individual Atoms",

Nature Nanotechnology 5, 350-354 (2010).

***News and Views Article: J.P. Bucher, "Scanning Probe Microscopy: Move an Atom and Watch its Spin Flips ", Nature Nanotechnology 5, 315-316 (2010).

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61. K. Clark, A. Hassanien, S. Khan, K.-F. Braun, H. Tanaka, and S.-W. Hla, "Superconductivity in Just Four Pairs of (BETS)2-GaCl4 Molecules",

Nature Nanotechnology 5, 261-265 (2010).

***News and Views Article: James S. Brooks, "A Dash of Salt is Superconducting", Nature Nanotechnology 5, 244-245 (2010).

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60. K.-F. Braun, and S.-W. Hla, "Inelastic Quasiparticle Liftimes of the Schockley Surface State Band on Ni(111)",

Appl. Phys. A 98, 583-588 (2010).


59. Concepts in Molecular and Organic Electronics. Proceedings of the MRS Symposium B Volume 1154. Edited by N. Koch, E. Zojer, S.-W. Hla, B. De Boer. ISBN: 978-1-60511-127-8 (2009).


58. S.-W. Hla, "Scanning Tunneling Microscope Atom and Molecule Manipulations: Realizing Molecular Switches and Devices",

Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 47, 6063-6069 (2008).


57. K.-F. Braun, and S.-W. Hla, "Charge Transfer in the TCNQ-Sexithiophene Complex",

J. Chem. Phys. 129, 064707 (2008).


56. F. Jackel, U.G.E. Perera, V. Iancu, K.-F. Braun, N. Koch, J.P. Rabe and S.-W. Hla, "Investigating Molecular Charge Transfer Complexes with a Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope",

Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 126102 (2008).


55. S.-W. Hla, "Molecular Machines: Reinventing the Wheel",

Nature Nanotechnology 2, 82-84 (2007).


54. A. Deshpande, H. Yildirim, A. Kara, D. P. Acharya, J. Vaughn, T. S. Rahman, and S.-W. Hla, “Atom-by-Atom Extraction using the Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip-Cluster Interaction“,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 028304 (2007). [Watch the STM Movie]

***Media News: [Nanowerk spotlight]  


53. K.-F. Braun, and S.-W. Hla, "Force Measurement with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope",

Phys. Rev. B 75, 033406 (2007).


52. V. Iancu, A. Deshpande, and S.-W. Hla, “Manipulation of Kondo Effect via Two Dimensional Molecular Assembly“,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 97, 266603 (2006). [Watch the STM Movie]

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51. G. Newkome, P. Wang, C.N. Moorefield, T.J. Cho, P. Mohapatra, S. Li, S.-H Hwang, O. Lukoyanova, L. Echegoyen, J.A. Palagallo, V. Iancu, and S.-W. Hla,

 “Nanoassembly of a Fractal Polymer: A Molecular "Sierpinski Hexagonal Gasket ’

Science 312, 1782-1785 (2006).

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50. V. Iancu, and S.-W. Hla. “Realizing of a Four-Step Molecular Switch in Scanning Tunneling Microscope Manipulation of Single Chlorophyll-a Molecules”,

Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 103, 13718-13721 (2006). [Watch the STM Movie]

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49. V. Iancu, A. Deshpande, and S.-W. Hla, "Manipulating Kondo Temperature via Single Molecule Switching”,

Nano Lett. 6, 820-823 (2006).


48. K.-F. Braun, V. Iancu, N. Pertaya, K.-H. Rieder, and S.-W. Hla. “Decompositional Incommensurate Growth of Ferrocene Molecules on a Au(111) Substrate”,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 96, 246102 (2006).


47. K.-F. Braun and S.-W. Hla. "Properties of Single Molecules: Manipulation, Dissociation, and Synthesis with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope".

Properties of SIngle Molecules on Crystal Surfaces. Edited by P. Grutter, W. Hofer, and F. Rosei. Imperial College Press, p183-208 (2006).


46. S.-W. Hla, “STM Single Atom/Molecule Manipulation and Its Application to Nanoscience and Technology ”,

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 23, 1351-1360 (2005). [invited article].


45. K.-F. Braun, and S.-W. Hla, “Probing the Conformation of Physisorbed Molecules at the Atomic-Scale using STM Manipulation”,

Nano Lett. 5, 73-76 (2005).


44. S.-W. Hla, K.-F. Braun, V. Iancu, and A. Deshpande, “Single Atom Extraction by Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip-Crash and Nanoscale Surface Engineering”,

Nano Lett. 4, 1997-2001 (2004).[Watch the STM Movie]


43. S.-W. Hla, K.-F. Braun, B. Wassermann, and K.-H. Rieder, “Controlled Low-Temperature Molecular Manipulation of Sexiphenyl Molecules on Ag(111) using Scanning Tunneling Microscopy”,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 208302 (2004).


42. S.-W. Hla, A. Prodan, and H.J.P. van Midden, “Atomistic Stress Fluctuation at Surfaces and Edges of Epitaxially Grown Silver Nanorods”,

Nano Lett. 4, 1221-1224 (2004).


41. K.-H. Rieder, G. Meyer, S.-W. Hla, F. Moresco, K.-F. Braun, K. Morgenstern, J. Repp, S. Foelsch, and L. Bartels. “The Scanning Tunneling Microscope as an Operative Tool: Doing Physics and Chemistry with Single Atoms and Molecules” ,

Philos. T. Roy. Soc. A 362, 1207-1216 (2004).


40. S.-W. Hla, K.-F. Braun, and K.-H. Rieder, “Single-Atom Manipulation Mechanisms during a Quantum Corral Construction”,

Phys. Rev. B 67, 201402 (R) (2003). [Watch the Movie1] [Movie2]


39. S.-W. Hla, and K.-H. Rieder, “STM Control of Chmeical Reactions: Single Molecule Synthesis”,

Ann. Rev. Phys. Chem. 54, 307-330 (2003). [Invited article]


38. K.-H. Rieder, G. Meyer, K.-F. Braun, S.-W. Hla, F. Moresco, K. Morgenstern, J. Repp, S. Foelsch, and L. Bartels. “STM as an Operative Tool: Doing Physics and Chemistry with Single Atoms and Molecules” ,

Europhysics News 34, 95-98 (2003). [Invited article]


37. L. Bartels, S.-W. Hla, A. Kόhnle, G. Meyer, K.-H. Rieder, and J.R. Manson, “STM Observations of a One-Dimensional Electronic Edge State at Steps on Cu(111)”,

Phys. Rev. B 67, 205416 (2003).


36. S.-W. Hla, G. Meyer, and K.-H. Rieder, “Selective Bond Breaking of Single Iodobenzene Molecules with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip”,

Chem. Phys. Lett. 370, 431-436 (2003).


35. A.M. Baro, S.-W. Hla, K.-H. Rieder, “LT-STM Study of Self-Organization of b-Carotene Molecular Layers on Cu (111)”,

Chem. Phys. Lett. 369, 240-247 (2003).


34. K. Morgenstern, S.-W. Hla, K.-H. Rieder, “Co-Existing Phases of Self-Assembled Iodobenzene on Cu(111) near Saturation Coverage”,

Surf. Sci. 523, 141-150 (2003).


33. K.-F. Braun, G. Meyer, F. Moresco, S.-W. Hla, K. Morgenstern, S. Foelsch, J. Repp, and K.-H. Rieder. "Atomic Manipulation by Scanning Tunneling Microscopy".

Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Edited by H.S. Nalwa. American Scientific Publishers (2003).


32. S.-W. Hla, and K.-H. Rieder, “Invited Review Engineering of Single Molecules with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip”,

SUPERLATTICE MICROST 31, 63-72 (2002).


31. D. Cukjati, A. Prodan, N. Jug, H.J.P. Midden, S.-W. Hla, F.W. Boswell, and J.C. Bennet, “The Instability of the NbTe2 Surface Structure”,

Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 193, 246-250 (2002).


30. A. Kuhnle, G. Meyer, S.-W. Hla, and K.-H. Rieder, “Understanding Atom Movement during Lateral Manipulation with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip”,

Surf. Sci. 499, 15-23 (2002).


29. D. Cukjati, A. Prodan, N. Jug, H.J.P. Midden, P. Starowicz, E. Karic, S.-W. Hla, H. Bohm, F.W. Boswell, and J.C. Bennet, “The Surface and Domain Structure of NbTe2”, 

J. Cryst. Growth. 237-239, 278-282 (2002).


28. S.-W. Hla."Manipulating, Reacting, and Constructing Single Molecules with a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip".

Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Its Application to Semiconductor Research. Lecture Notes in Physics 588, 222-230 (2002).


27. G. Meyer, F. Moresco, S.-W. Hla, J. Repp, K.-F. Braun, S. Foelsch, and K.-H. Rieder, “Manipulation of Atoms and Small Molecules with the Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope”, 

Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 4409-4412 (2001).


26. F. Moresco, S.-W. Hla, J. Repp, K.-F. Braun, S. Folesch, G. Meyer, & K.-H. Rieder. “Manipulation of Atoms, Molecules and Clusters for Construction of Nanosystems“.

Chin. Phys. 10, S10-S18 (2001).


25. S.-W. Hla, G. Meyer, K.-H. Rieder, “Inducing Single Molecule Chemical Reactions with STM: A New Dimension for Nano-Science and Technology”,

ChemPhysChem 2, 361-366 (2001). [Invited article]


24. C. C. Cudia, S.-W. Hla, G. Comelli, Z. Sljivancanin, B. Hammer, A. Barldi, K. C. Prince, R. Rosei, “Distinct Reaction Mechanisms in the Catalytic Oxidation of Carbon Monoxide on Rh(110): Scanning Tunneling Microscopy and Density Functional Theory Studies”,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 87, 137-140 (2001).


23. S.-W. Hla, L. Bartels, G. Meyer, K.-H. Rieder, “Inducing All Steps of a Chemical Reaction with the Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip: Towards Single Molecule Engineering”,

Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2777-2780 (2000).

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22. S.-W. Hla, A. Kuhnle, G. Meyer, and K.-H. Rieder, “Controlled Lateral Manipulation of Single Diiodobenzene Molecules on a Cu(111) Surface with the Tip of a Scanning Tunneling Microscope”,

Surf. Sci. 454-456, 1079-1082 (2000).


21. G. Meyer, J. Repp, S. Zφphel, K.-F. Braun, S.-W. Hla, S. Fφlsch, L. Bartels, F. Moresco and K.-H. Rieder. “Controlled Manipulation of Atoms and Small Molecules with a Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscope”.

Single Molecules. 1, 79-86 (2000).


20. S.-W. Hla, P. Lacovig, G. Comelli, A. Baraldi, M. Kiskinova, and R. Rosei, “Orientational Anisotropy in Oxygen Dissociation on Rh(110)”,

Phys. Rev. B 60, 7800-7804 (1999).


19. A. Prodan, V. Marinkovic, and S.-W. Hla, “Early Stages of Gold and Silver Growth on Alpha-MoTe2, beta-MoTe2, and WTe2”,

Croat. Chem. Acta. 72, 365-376 (1999).


18. S.-W. Hla, V. Marinkovic, and A. Prodan, “Anisotropic Growth of Au and Ag on (0001) WTe2 and beta-MoTe2 Surfaces between 350 and 700 K”,

Thin Solid Films 317, 14-17 (1998).


17. A. Prodan, S.-W. Hla, V. Marinkovic, H. Bohm, F.W. Boswell, and J.C. Bennett, “Scanning Tunneling Microscope Study of Charge Density Wave Modulations in NbTe2”,

Phys. Rev. B  57, 6235-6238 (1998).


16. S.-W. Hla, V. Marinkovic, and A. Prodan, “Nucleation and Growth of Noble Metals on Transition-Metal Di-Tellurides”,

Surf. Sci. 377-379, 979-982 (1997).


15. V. Marinkovic, A. Prodan, and S.-W. Hla, “Growth and Intercalation of Ag Evaporated onto (0001) faces of TiS2”,

J. Comp. Assist. Microscopy 9, 282-284 (1997).


14. S.-W. Hla, V. Marinkovic, and A. Prodan, “The Growth of Gold on (0001) Surfaces of Alpha and Beta – MoTe2”,

Surf. Sci. 356, 130-133 (1996).


13. S.-W. Hla, V. Marinkovic, A. Prodan, and I. Musevic, “STM/AFM Investigations of b-MoTe2, a-MoTe2, and WTe2”,

Surf. Sci. 352-354, 84-87 (1996).


12. A. Prodan, N. Ramsak, V. Marinkovic, S.-W. Hla, F.W. Boswell, J.C. Bennett, H. Bohm, “STM Evidence of Room Temperature Charge Instabilities on NbSe3”,

Phys. Rev. B 54, 10370-10373 (1996).


Refereed Conference Proceedings

11. H. Chang, M. Cummings, N. SHirato, B. Stripe, D. Rosenmann, C. Preissner, J.W. Freeland, H. Kersell, S.-W. Hla, & V. Rose. “Ultra-High Vacuum Compatible Optical Chopper System for Synchrotron X-ray Scanning Tunneling Microscopy“.

AIP Conference Proceedings 1696:  DOI: 10.1063/1.4937495 (2016).


10. N. Shirato, M. Cummings, H. Kersell, Y. Li, D. Miller, D. Rosenmann, S.-W. Hla, & V. Rose. “Hard X-ray beam damage study of monolayer islands using SX-STM”.

Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1754 (2015).


9. S.-W. Hla. “STM Atom/Molecule Manipulation: Realizing Single Molecule Switches and Devices”,

IEEE Nano 2008 Proceedings, 10.1109/NANO.2008.54 (2008).


8. V. Iancu, A. Deshpande, and S.-W. Hla, "Controlling Formation of Nanodots and Nanocavities using Scanning Tunneling Microscope",

IEEE Nano 2006 Proceedings, 555-557 (2006).


7. A. Deshpande, K. Clark, D. Acharya, J. Vaughn, K.-F. Braun, and S.-W. Hla, "Atomistic Constructions by using Scanning Tunneling Microscope Tip",

IEEE Nano 2006 Proceedings, 562-564 (2006).


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