FI-STM study of the structure of Sc-encapsulated fullerenes

Xiang Dong Wang, Qikun Xue, T. Hashizume, H. Shinohara, Y. Nishina, T. Sakurai

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    We report our recent study of the electronic and geometric structure of Sc-encapsulated fullerenes (metallofullerenes) ScC74, Sc2C74, and Sc2C84 adsorption on the Si(100)2×1 surface with field ion scanning tunneling microscopy. A comparison with the pristine C60 and C84 confirmed the assumption that the Sc atoms are encapsulated inside the carbon cage. The charge transfer from the Sc atoms to the carbon cage is evidenced. The presented results also show that these metallofullerenes do not prefer to form dimers or trimers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)329-333
    Number of pages5
    JournalApplied Surface Science
    Issue numberC
    Publication statusPublished - 1994 Mar 2

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
    • Condensed Matter Physics


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