Interfacial and vibrational properties of thin films of C60

J. L. Brousseau, K. Tian, S. Gauvin, R. M. Leblanc, P. Delhaès

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Interfacial properties have been measured, using surface pressure-area and surface potential-area isotherms at the air-water interface, for buckminsterfullerence, C60, pure and mixed with arachidic acid. The results show that C60 agglomerates and forms an irregular film at the air-water interface, even when mixed with a long-chain fatty acid. Vibrational properties were observed with inelastic electron tunneling spectroscopy (IETS) for a film of pure C60 prepared by the spinning technique. The assignment of frequencies for the 46 vibrational modes of C60 was accomplished.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-527
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Feb 5 1993
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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