We report on the recent progress of our continued effort for the preparation and characterization of well oriented films of tetratetracontane (n-C44H90) and perfluorotetracosane (n-C24F50), which are good model molecules of fundamental polymers, polyethylene (CH2)
and poly(tetrafluoroethylen) (CF2)
, vacuum-deposited on metal surfaces. When the surface of the metal substrate was oxidized, the deposited chain molecules are aligned with their molecular axes vertically standing on the surface, while they lie flat on the surface when atomically clean Cu(100) surface was used. In the case of n-C44H90 on Cu (100), low-energy electron diffraction (LEED) studies revealed that the molecules were also azimuthally aligned with the chain axis almost parallel with the <100> and <010> axis, and infrared reflection-absorption spectroscopy (IR-RAS) enabled detailed studies of the film structure at increasing film thickness._By applying the technique of angle-resolved ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy (ARUPS) to these flat-lying molecules, the intramolecular energy-band dispersion relation could be determined, The results agreed well with the results deduced from the previous work using vertically standing molecules assuming an inner potential V
0. of –5 eV, confirming the validity of the estimation of V
0. Excellent agreement was found between the observed and simulated spectra using the independent-atomic-center (IAC) approximation. Also the value of the vacuum level shift by molecular deposition was deduced for TTC/Cu(100) system to be – 0.3 eV. As for n-C24F50, the E(k) relation deduced in our previous study using vertically standing molecules showed discrepancy with band calculations. The detailed reexamination of the experimental data using IAC calculations for the previous report gave more realistic estimation of V
0, and the newly deduced E(k) relation using this data showed good correspondence with theoretical band calculations, thus removing the difficulty in the previous work.