Adsorption of fullerenes on Cu(111) and Ag(111) surfaces

T. Sakurai, X. D. Wang, T. Hashizume, V. Yurov, H. Shinohara, H. W. Pickering

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    We have studied the initial stage adsorption and film growth of C60, C70, and C60(x)C70(1-x) on Cu(111) and Ag(111) surfaces using field-ion scanning tunneling microscopy. Fullerene molecules are mobile on the terrace of the metal surfaces and initially segregate to the step edges. A well-ordered two-dimensional overlayer forms with a close-packed arrangement upon annealing the fullerene covered surfaces.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)405-413
    Number of pages9
    JournalApplied Surface Science
    Issue numberC
    Publication statusPublished - 1995 Mar 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy(all)
    • Surfaces and Interfaces
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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    Sakurai, T., Wang, X. D., Hashizume, T., Yurov, V., Shinohara, H., & Pickering, H. W. (1995). Adsorption of fullerenes on Cu(111) and Ag(111) surfaces. Applied Surface Science, 87-88(C), 405-413.