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Tunable Arrays of C60 Molecular Chains


  • Supported by A*STAR grant R-398-000-036-305, NUS ARF grant R-144-000-196-112 and JSPS Bilateral Joint Projects of R-144-000-187-123 and R-144-000-187-101. Dr. W. Chen acknowledges the financial support from LKY PDF fellowship.


Tunable arrays of C60linear chains on the α-sexithiophene (6T) bilayer or monolayer surface nanotemplates are formed by careful control of the delicate balance between the intermolecular and the interfacial interactions using different experimental conditions, that is, various C60 and 6T surface coverages and post-annealing temperatures. The figure shows scanning tunneling microscopy images of the arrays.

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