We have studied the initial stage adsorption and film growth of C60, C70, and C60(x)C70(1-x) on Cu(111) and Ag(111) surfaces using field-ion scanning tunneling microscopy. Fullerene molecules are mobile on the terrace of the metal surfaces and initially segregate to the step edges. A well-ordered two-dimensional overlayer forms with a close-packed arrangement upon annealing the fullerene covered surfaces.
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