Direct STM imaging of spherical endohedral Sc2 C84 fullerenes

H. Shinohara, N. Hayashi, H. Sato, Y. Saito, X. D. Wang, T. Hashizume, Toshio Sakurai

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    The direct scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) imaging of the isolated discandium fullerenes (Sc2 C84) on silicon clean surfaces in an ultrahigh-vacuum environment has been reported for the first time. The STM images reveal nearly spherical Sc2 C84 fullerenes, spaced 11.7 A apart and stacked in close-packed arrays at room temperature. The results present the first direct evidence that the scandium atoms are trapped inside the C84 cage.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)13438-13440
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of physical chemistry
    Issue number51
    Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Engineering(all)
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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