Interface energetics are of fundamental importance in organic and molecular electronics. By combining complementary experimental techniques and first-principles calculations, we resolve the complex interplay among several interfacial phenomena that collectively determine the electronic structure of the strong electron acceptor tetrafluoro-tetracyanoquinodimethane chemisorbed on copper. The combination of adsorption-induced geometric distortion of the molecules, metal-to-molecule charge transfer, and molecule-to-metal back transfer leads to a net increase of the metal work function.
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