Field ion-scanning tunneling microscopy was employed to study the monolayer and multilayer adsorption behaviors of the C60 fullerene on the Si(100)2×1 surface. The C60 molecules reside stably in the trough at room temperature without rotation, encompassing the 8 neighbouring dimer-forming surface Si atoms with the nearest neighbour distance of 12 Å. For the first and second layers, only local ordering of square and quasi-hexagonal patterns was observed. The orderly Stranski-Krastanov mode island formation with the hexagonal packing was observed above the third layer with its lattice constant of 10.4 Å.
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