Morphology Change of C-60 Islands on Organic Crystals Observed by Atomic Force Microscopy

Freund, Sara and Hinaut, Antoine and Pawlak, Remy and Liu, Shi-Xia and Decurtins, Silvio and Meyer, Ernst and Glatzel, Thilo. (2016) Morphology Change of C-60 Islands on Organic Crystals Observed by Atomic Force Microscopy. ACS Nano, 10 (6). pp. 5782-5788.

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Organic-organic heterojunctions are nowadays highly regarded materials for light-emitting diodes, field-effect transistors, and photovoltaic cells with the prospect of designing low-cost, flexible, and efficient electronic devices.(1-3) However, the key parameter of optimized heterojunctions relies on the choice of the molecular compounds as well as on the morphology of the organic-organic interface,4 which thus requires fundamental studies. In this work, we investigated the deposition of C-60 molecules at room temperature on an organic layer compound, the salt bis(benzylammonium)bis(oxalato)cupurate(H), by means of noncontact atomic force microscopy. Three-dimensional molecular islands of C-60 having either triangular or hexagonal shapes are formed on the substrate following a "Vohner-Weber" type of growth. We demonstrate the dynamical reshaping of those Co-60 nanostructures under the local action of the AFM tip at room temperature. The dissipated energy is about 75 meV and can be interpreted as the activation energy required for this migration process.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Nanomechanik (Meyer)
UniBasel Contributors:Meyer, Ernst and Glatzel, Thilo and Freund, Sara and Hinaut, Antoine
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Chemical Society
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