Initial stages of C60 thin film growth on graphite

M. F. Luo, Z. Y. Li, W. Allison

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The growth mechanism of a C60 thin film on graphite substrate has been investigated by a quantitative analysis of electron energy-loss spectra, together with low-energy electron diffraction and thermal annealing measurements. It is found that the early stages of growth at room temperature are best described through two-dimensional island ripening in a fixed structure and predominantly by a layer-by-layer fashion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-440
Number of pages4
JournalSurface Science
StatePublished - 15 May 1998


  • Electron energy-loss spectroscopy (EELS)
  • Fullerene
  • Graphite
  • Low-energy electron diffraction (LEED)
  • Thermal desorption
  • Thin film growth


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