Field ion-scanning tunneling microscopy study of c60 on the si(100) surface

Tomihiro Hashizume, Xiang Dong Wang, Yuichiro Nishina, Hisanori Shinohara, Yahachi Saito, Young Kuk, Toshio Sakurai

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Field ion-scanning tunneling microscopy was employed to study the monolayer and multilayer adsorption behaviors of the C60 fullerene on the Si(100)2×1 surface. The C60 molecules reside stably in the trough at room temperature without rotation, encompassing the 8 neighbouring dimer-forming surface Si atoms with the nearest neighbour distance of 12 Å. For the first and second layers, only local ordering of square and quasi-hexagonal patterns was observed. The orderly Stranski-Krastanov mode island formation with the hexagonal packing was observed above the third layer with its lattice constant of 10.4 Å.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L880-L883
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkali-doping
  • C60
  • Fullerenes
  • STM
  • Si
  • Si(100)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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