Reconstructions of C60 on the Ag(111)1x1 surface

X. D. Wang, S. Yamazaki, J. L. Li, T. Hashizume, H. Shinohara, T. Sakurai, Z. C. Ying, R. J. Colton, E. I. Altman

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    We report the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) study of the C60 adsorption on the Ag(111)1x1 surface. The well-ordered C60 monolayer with good quality was obtained by briefly annealing the multilayer C60 at approximately 300°C. It is concluded that the (2√3)x(2√3)R30° reconstruction is energetically the most stable phase, while two other phases, 'hex-a' and 'hex-b' phases, are also observed, rotated by approximately 12.5 ± 1.5° and 47.5 ± 1.5° with respect to the stable (2√3)x(2√3)R30° phase. It is suggested that some specific stable adsorption sites are responsible for the pinning and growth of these 'hex-a' and 'hex-b' phases. Orientational ordering is also documented based on the observed high resolution structures.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)987-996
    Number of pages10
    JournalScanning Microscopy
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1994 Dec 1


    • Ag(111)
    • C
    • Scanning tunneling microscope
    • reconstruction

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Instrumentation


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