Surface Geometry of C<sub>60</sub> on Ag(111)

Li, HI, Pussi, K, Hanna, KJ, Wang, L-L, Johnson, DD, Cheng, H-P, Shin, H, Curtarolo, S, Moritz, W, Smerdon, JA
et al (show 2 more authors) (2009) Surface Geometry of C<sub>60</sub> on Ag(111). PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, 103 (5). 056101-.

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The geometry of adsorbed C(60) influences its collective properties. We report the first dynamical low-energy electron diffraction study to determine the geometry of a C(60) monolayer, Ag(111)-(2 square root of 3 x 2 square root of 3) 30 degrees -C(60), and related density functional theory calculations. The stable monolayer has C(60) molecules in vacancies that result from the displacement of surface atoms. C(60) bonds with hexagons down, with their mirror planes parallel to that of the substrate. The results indicate that vacancy structures are the rule rather than the exception for C(60) monolayers on close-packed metal surfaces.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 4 pages. Published 27 July 2009. Issue number: 5.
Subjects: ?? QC ??
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Engineering > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 17:20
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2023 13:54
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.056101
Publisher's Statement : © 2009 The American Physical Society
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