Structures of C60 thin films fabricated on alkali halide substrates by organic MBE

Toshinari Ichihashi, Katsumi Tanigaki, Thomas W. Ebbesen, Sadanori Kuroshima, Sumio Iijima

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C60 thin film crystals have been fabricated on the (001) surface of alkali halide substrates, KCl, KBr, and NaCl, and their structures have been studied. TEM observations show that the hexagonal close packing (hcp) with lattice parameters a = 10.0 Å and c = 16.3 Å and the face-centered cubic (fcc) with a = 14.2 Å coexist in the C60 thin film crystals. The ratio of hcp to fcc is very dependent on the kind of substrate and on the temperature during crystal growth. The coexistence of two phases is considered to be related to the difficulties in achieving alkali-doped M3C60 thin films.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)179-183
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Mar 6
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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