Highly Periodic Fullerene Nanomesh


  • We are grateful to J. E. Ortega (Universidad del País Vasco, Spain) and C. Cepek (Laboratorio Nazionale TASC, Italy) for providing the Au(788) sample and clean C60 molecules. We acknowledge financial support by DFG through the ESF SONS program.


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Fullerene nanomesh: Fullerene islands with rectangular shapes organize themselves on a vicinal gold surface in an extraordinarily well-ordered mesh with unprecedented periodicity and low defect density (see Figure). This adsorbate system is a promising candidate for guiding subsequent deposition of functional units.