Header menu link for other important links
Adsorption and electronic structure of single C60F18 molecule on Si(111)-7×7 surface
R. Bakhtizin Z., A. Oreshkin I., P. Murugan, , J. Sadowski T., Y. Fujikawa, Y. Kawazoe, T. Sakurai
Published in
Volume: 18
Issue: 4-6
Pages: 369 - 375
Scanning tunneling microscopy has been used to spatially image individual fluorofullerene C60F18 molecules on Si(111)-7×7 surface. The images have been interpreted with the help of ab initio calculations. C60F18 molecules interact with the surface with F atoms pointing down, whereas a large electric dipole moment of the molecule induces strong polarization on the surface but the charge transfer is small. It has been shown that during the time of image collection, some of the F atoms migrate from fluorofullerene molecule due to F binding energy on a Si surface being nearly twice the mean value on the C60 molecule. {\textcopyright} 2010 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
About the journal
Published in
Open Access
Impact factor