Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51643
Rossel, F; Pivetta, M; Patthey, F; Cavar, E; Seitsonen, A P; Schneider, W-D (2011). Growth and characterization of fullerene nanocrystals on NaCl/Au(111). Physical Review. B, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 84(7):075426.
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The growth of fullerene nanocrystals, composed of only C(60), only C(70), or a mixture of both fullerenes, has been investigated by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). The nanocrystals, formed on a NaCl ultrathin layer partially covering a Au(111) surface, have characteristic truncated-triangular or hexagonal shapes, with lateral size up to 100 nm and a typical height of two to four molecular layers. This growth mode differs considerably from the ones observed on metallic surfaces. STM images with bias-dependent submolecular resolution reveal the spatial distribution of the electronic density originating from the molecular orbitals. A comparison of the experimental results with first-principles density functional theory calculations allows us to unambiguously determine the orientation and the nature of individual fullerene molecules in the surface layer of the nanocrystals.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry|
|Dewey Decimal Classification:||540 Chemistry|
|Deposited On:||03 Jan 2012 15:35|
|Last Modified:||05 Apr 2016 15:08|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|Other Identification Number:||ISI:000293555100019|
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