Stability of photo-excited C60 chemisorbed on Ni(111)

Ch Kusch, B. Winter, R. Mitzner, A. Gomes Silva, E. E.B. Campbell, I. V. Hertel

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A single monolayer of C60 on Ni(111) was subjected to nanosecond UV pulsed laser irradiation. Neither desorption nor decomposition of the ordered monolayer system could be observed up to laser fluences close to the nickel ablation threshold. This is indicative of a very efficient dissipation of the absorbed photon energy into the nickel substrate. At higher laser fluences, decomposition of the C60 monolayer occurs on the surface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)469-476
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number5-6
StatePublished - 5 Sep 1997

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Funding Information:
We would like to thank R. Tellgmann for carrying out the STM investigations. We would also like to thank the referee for a valuable suggestion. Financial support for AGS in the form of an EU TMR Marie Curie Fellowship is gratefully acknowledged.


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