Satterley, Christopher J. and Perdigao, Luis M. A. and Saywell, Alex and Magnano, Graziano and Rienzo, Anna and Mayor, Louise C. and Dhanak, Vinod R. and Beton, Peter H. and O'Shea, James N. (2007) Electrospray deposition of fullerenes in ultra-high vacuum: in situ scanning tunneling microscopy and photoemission spectroscopy. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 18 (45).
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Electrospray deposition of fullerenes on gold has been successfully observed by in situ room temperature scanning tunneling microscopy and photoemission spectroscopy. Step-edge decoration and hexagonal close-packed islands with a periodicity of 1 nm are observed at low and multilayer coverages respectively, in agreement with thermal evaporation studies. Photoemission spectroscopy shows that fullerenes are being deposited in high purity and are coupling to the gold surface as for thermal evaporation. These results open a new route for the deposition of thermally labile molecules under ultra-high vacuum conditions for a range of high resolution surface science techniques.
|Subjects:||Analytical Science > Microscopy and probe methods|
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Physical Science > Nano objects
|Deposited By:||Farnush Anwar|
|Deposited On:||12 Jan 2009 15:59|
|Last Modified:||23 Jan 2009 11:45|
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