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Striped Domains at the Pentacene:C60 Interface



Dan B. Dougherty, W Jin, J Cullen, J Reutt-Robey, Steven W. Robey


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.
Applied Physics Letters


"scanning tunneling microscopy", "stress", "pentacene", fullerene


Dougherty, D. , Jin, W. , Cullen, J. , Reutt-Robey, J. and Robey, S. (2009), Striped Domains at the Pentacene:C<sub>60</sub> Interface, Applied Physics Letters (Accessed July 17, 2024)


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Created January 12, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017