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Article info. : 2008; 5(2) (pp 274~278)


Nanoscale Ordered Structure of Fullerenes on the Surface of Highly Oriented Pyrolytic Graphite

P. Dasmeh

Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran
(IAESTE visiting fellow at Denmark Technical University)

(Received 19 April 2007, Accepted 12 September 2007)


Fullerene, Nanowires, HOPG, STM
The formation of an ordered arrangement of C60 molecules as path-like structures on the surface of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite (HOPG) is reported for the first time with theoretical implementations. Fullerene nucleation and deposition from solutions with different concentrations of C60 is performed under ambient conditions without electrochemical processes. Scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) is used to study the surface topography. The results reveal new aspects of fullerene deposition that can potentially aid in modeling with theoretical simulations.

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