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Manipulation of C60 on Silicon and Hydrogen terminated Silicon Surfaces

Christof Baur* and Richard Stallcup

Bottom-Up Group, Zyvex Corporation,
Richardson, TX 75081 USA

This is an abstract for a presentation given at the
10th Foresight Conference on Molecular Nanotechnology


The interaction of C60 molecules with the Si (111)-(7x7) is complex but generally very strong [1]. The Si (111)H-(1x1) however binds C60 through much weaker van der Waals inter-action [2] only. We discuss both molecule-surface systems and experimental results of the manipulation of C60 on these surfaces by means of an STM tip. The differences in interaction strength might also be useful in developing novel molecular manipulation procedures.


  1. D. Sánchez-Portal et al., Surf. Sci. 482-485, 39 (2001)
  2. H. Takashima, J. Crystal Growth 227-228, 825 (2001)

Abstract in Microsoft Word® format 48,966 bytes

*Corresponding Address:
Christof Baur
Bottom-Up Group, Zyvex Corporation
1321 North Plano Road, Richardson, TX 75081 USA
Phone: 972 235 7881 Fax: 972 235 7882


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