High quality textured C60 thin films on a Mica substrate: Growth, crystalline structure, electrical and photoelectric properties

E. A. Katz, D. Faiman, S. Shtutina, A. Isakina, K. Yagotintsev, K. Iakoubovskii

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Abstract

The paper focuses on some features of the vacuum deposition of polycrystalline C60 thin films on a mica substrate held at high temperatures. The crystalline structure of the films was studied by X-ray diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy. As a principal result of this study, we report, for the first time, on the possibility of extremely rapid (1-2 nm/s) growth of high quality <111>-textured C60 films onto mica substrates. Temperature-resolved X-ray diffraction revealed that the films undergo a first order phase transition at 252 K with a discontinuity in lattice parameter of 0.22%. The temperature dependence of the dark and photo-conductivity of the films is also presented together with a discussion of the results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-20
Number of pages6
JournalSolid State Phenomena
Volume80-81
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2001
EventSolid State Phenomena -Polycrystalline Semiconductors IV. -Materials, Technology, and Large Area Electronics- - Saint Malo, France
Duration: 3 Sep 20007 Sep 2000

Keywords

  • Crystalline structure
  • Fullerene
  • Phase transition
  • Photoconductivity
  • Thin films

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