HREELS study of the intercalation of K atoms in C60 monolayers

Christophe Silien, Paul Thiry, Yves Caudano

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Extra- and intramolecular vibrations of K-doped C60 monolayers adsorbed on Ag(111) and Cu(111) have been studied by high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) in reflection geometry. Intramolecular modes are used to assess the electronic occupancy of C60, which is increased by intercalating K atoms. Regardless of the charge donated by the substrate, extramolecular modes have characteristic frequencies for K1C60, K2C60, and K4C60 monolayers. When the K concentration exceeds four, the K-doped monolayers exhibit different structures on Ag(111) and Cu(111).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-180
Number of pages7
JournalSurface Science
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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