Fivefold twinned C60 crystals grown by vacuum deposition

Yahachi Saito, Yoshikatsu Ishikawa, Akinori Ohshita, Hisanori Shinohara, Hideo Nagashima

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C60 molecules were deposited on cleaved surfaces of NaCl held at 200°C and 250°C. At an early stage of the film growth, islands of hexagonal thin plates and three-dimensional particles with planar defects were formed. Among the latter particles, multiply twinned particles (MTPs) with pentagonal shape were found. The inevitable angular gap in the MTP structure was filled up by an introduction of lattice defects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1846-1848
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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