The electronic structures of fullerene/transition-metal hybrid material

Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Seiji Sakai, Hiroshi Naramoto, None Hirao, Yuji Baba, Toshihiro Shimada, Isamu Sugai, Koki Takanashi, Yoshihito Maeda

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Local electronic structures of C60-Co mixture films were studied by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy. XPS spectra of the C60-Co films show binding energy shifts and broadenings compared to those for a pure C 60 film in the C1s main and satellite peaks. XPS spectra in the valence region suggest an appearance of new components at near the Fermi level. NEXAFS spectra of the C60-Co film also show small shifts and broadenings of absorption peaks at C 1s → π* excitations. These results are attributed to the formation of hybridized molecular orbitals with a back donation between Co 3d and C60 π orbitals.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCarbon Nanotubes and Related Low-Dimensional Materials
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605608679
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event2008 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: 2008 Mar 242008 Mar 28

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2008 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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