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Title: Study of fullerenes on Au (111) surfaces using STM
Author: Rokni Fard, Mahroo
ISNI:       0000 0004 6495 0267
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2018
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A variable temperature scanning tunnelling microscope (VTSTM) was used to study (C₆₀)m-(Au)n magic number clusters as well as the sputtering Au (111) surface. Formation of C₆₀-Au magic clusters was previously reported. Here a more in depth study of the clusters as well as conditions required to control the sizes and positions are presented. This is then followed by studies of topographical changes after sputtering Au (111) surface, with and without C₆₀ islands. Results obtained from this investigation indicated the stronger binding of broken fullerence cages with each other or the gold surface.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: QC Physics