Photon stimulated intermolecular interaction of solid C60 and C84

A. Kasuya, C. W. Hu, Kazuyuki Tohji, Takashi Takahashi, Y. Nishina

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The photo-induced structural change on the surface of multi-layer of C 60 and C84 has been investigated by scanning tunnelingmicroscopy in ultra-high vacuum. The image shows a variety of intra- and inter-molecular patterns, exhibiting the orientational orderings of molecules with respect to their neighbours. Essentially the same patterns were observed for C60 and C84. These novel nanometer-scale structures come from the local electronic structure induced by a laser beam and may find possible practical applications in optoelectronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Dec 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)


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