Study of the nickel-fullerene nano-structured thin films

J. Vacik, H. Naramoto, K. Narumi, S. Yamamoto, H. Abe

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Metal/C60 thin film packaging provides a new class of fullerene-based materials with interesting transport properties, which can be utilized in various applications. Integrated composite systems are however thermodynamically unstable - the thermal annealing can trigger a dramatic alteration of their structure. Here we report on the thermal response of the Ni+C60/C60/Ni multilayer deposited on the MgO(001) crystal. The system exhibited unusual behavior: below 350 °C an unusual growth of the buried, (111) oriented C60 crystallites was observed, while above 350 °C the system rapidly altered - the upper adlayers peeled and the Ni buffer partly intermixed with the MgO substrate. As followed from the RBS analysis, an intriguing structure might be formed at the Ni/MgO interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)862-866
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun
EventProceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Ion - Albuquerque, NM., United States
Duration: 2003 Jun 292003 Jul 4


  • Fullerene
  • Magnesium oxide
  • Multilayers
  • Nickel
  • Thermal response

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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