Intramolecular structures of C60 molecules adsorbed on the Cu(111)-(1×1) surface

Tomihiro Hashizume, K. Motai, X. D. Wang, H. Shinohara, Y. Saito, Y. Maruyama, K. Ohno, Y. Kawazoe, Y. Nishina, H. W. Pickering, Y. Kuk, T. Sakurai

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Abstract

The structure of C60 molecules adsorbed on the Cu(111)-(1×1) surface has been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Bias voltage dependent STM images of individual C60 molecules in the monolayer film showed unique intramolecular structures with a threefold symmetry. The observed images agree well with those calculated using the local density approximation. With charge transfer from the Cu(111) substrate to the monolayer film, the C60 molecule ratchets to threefold hollow sites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2959-2962
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume71
Issue number18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1

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    Hashizume, T., Motai, K., Wang, X. D., Shinohara, H., Saito, Y., Maruyama, Y., Ohno, K., Kawazoe, Y., Nishina, Y., Pickering, H. W., Kuk, Y., & Sakurai, T. (1993). Intramolecular structures of C60 molecules adsorbed on the Cu(111)-(1×1) surface. Physical Review Letters, 71(18), 2959-2962. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.71.2959