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|Author(s):||Dan B. Dougherty; W Jin; J Cullen; J Reutt-Robey; Steven W. Robey;|
|Title:||Striped Domains at the Pentacene:C60 Interface|
|Published:||January 12, 2009|
|Abstract:||STM observations of the initial growth stages of the first layer of pentacene on a monolayer film of C60 on Ag(111) are presented. Pentacene films nucleate and grow with molecules standing up at the Pentacene:C60 interface similar to the well known thin film phase observed on weakly interacting substrates such as SiO2. However, unlike reported thin-film pentacene phases, those grown on 1ML C60/Ag(111) exhibit a striated morphology with domains of 4 nm nominal width. This long range pattern forms in response to the stress induced in the pentacene film by its interaction with the rigid C60 support.|
|Citation:||Applied Physics Letters|
|Keywords:||"scanning tunneling microscopy", "stress", "pentacene", fullerene|
|Research Areas:||Thin-Films, Surface Physics, Chemistry, Surfaces, Chemical Physics|