Adsorption and electronic structure of single C60F18 molecule on Si(1 1 1)-7 × 7 surface

R. Z. Bakhtizin, A. I. Oreshkin, P. Murugan, Vijay Kumar, J. T. Sadowski, Y. Fujikawa, Y. Kawazoe, T. Sakurai

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Spatially resolved images of an individual C60F18 molecule on Si(1 1 1)-7 × 7 surface obtained from STM and ab initio calculations show that the fluorofullerene molecules interact with the Si(1 1 1) surface with F atoms pointing down towards the surface. A large electric dipole moment of the molecule induces strong polarization on the surface but the charge transfer is small. Comparison between the experimental and calculated images indicates that during the time of image collection, some of the F atoms move to the surface due to F binding energy on a Si surface being nearly twice of the mean value on the C60 molecule.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-311
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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