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C59N monomers: stabilization through immobilization

Butcher, MJ; Jones, FH; Beton, PH; Moriarty, P; Cotier, BN; Upward, MD; Prassides, K; ... Ottaviani, C; + view all (1999) C59N monomers: stabilization through immobilization. Physical Review Letters , 83 (17) 3478 - 3481. 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3478. Green open access

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Abstract

C59N is found to sublime in monomer free radical form rather than the more stable dimers which are normally observed. Using a scanning tunneling microscope operating in ultrahigh vacuum we have found that the monomer form may be immobilized and therefore stabilized on clean Si surfaces. On the less reactive H-terminated Si(100) surface C59N diffuses and forms disordered islands, and a lower limit for the interaction energy between two monomers may be estimated at 0.8 eV. Synchrotron based photoemission experiments have also been performed and show diffusion and redimerization occur for multilayer deposition of C59N.

Type: Article
Title: C59N monomers: stabilization through immobilization
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3478
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.3478
Language: English
Additional information: © 1999 The American Physical Society
Keywords: Biomat, Other
UCL classification: UCL
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/54984
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