Vibrational modes of C60 fullerene on Si(100)2x1 surface

S. Suto, A. Kasuya, O. Ikeno, N. Horiguchi, Y. Achiba, T. Goto, Y. Nishina

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We have measured coverage and scattering angle dependences on the electron energy loss by vibrational excitations of C60 on the Si(100)2x1 surface using a high-resolution spectrometer. If C60 is evaporated 5 Å (approximately half a monolayer) on Si(100), a strong energy loss peak appears at 65 meV, and weak peaks and shoulders at 72, 144, and 175 meV. In the 12 Å thick film, additional weak peaks at 96, 160, and 189 meV become more apparent. Intensities of these peaks are comparable to those of thick films measured by infra-red absorption and by Raman scattering spectroscopies. These results suggest appreciable interactions between C60 and the dangling bonds of Si surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-882
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Dec 12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Radiation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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