The observation of chain-like structures of self-assembled C-60 Molecules on HOPG surfaces at room temperature in aerial atmosphere by means of scanning tunneling microscopy is reported. The ca. 2.5 nm center-to-center distance between two fullerene molecules is much larger than in the close-packed layered or film structures Of C-60 usually found on HOPG surfaces. (c) 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
- highly-oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG)
Klitgaard, S. K., Egeblad, K., Haahr, L. T., Hansen, M. K., Hansen, D., Svagin, J., & Christensen, C. H. (2007). Self-assembly of C60 into highly ordered chain-like structures on HOPG observed at ambient conditions. Surface Science, 601(9), L35-L38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.susc.2007.03.022