Structural transformation of mixed C60 and C70 fullerene monolayer on Ag(100)

L. Y. Mandy Sin*, T. B. Tang, Woei Wu Pai

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Fullerene C60 and C70 mixture films on Ag(100) have been studied with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and low energy electron diffraction (LEED). In contrast to the recently found aperiodic incommensurate "(111)" phase of C60 on Ag(100), C70 formed a commensurate c(6 × 4) structure. Co-deposited C60/C 70 mixture layers were examined as a function of controlled C 60/C70 ratio. LEED showed that overall film symmetry evolved from "(111)" to c(6 × 4) as C60 density increased. In contrast, STM revealed that C60 and C70 distributions were highly non-uniform, with many prominent unidirectional wavy bright lines due to local C60 aggregation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2377-2381
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics
Issue number3S
Publication statusPublished - 27 Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • C60
  • C70
  • Scanning tunneling microscopy
  • Fullerene mixture


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