Czechoslovak Journal of Physics

, Volume 49, Issue 11, pp 1625–1629 | Cite as

Modelling the adsorption and imaging of C60 molecules on a graphite substrate

  • H. Rafii-Tabar
  • L. Jurczyszyn
  • B. Stankiewicz
  • R. Czajka


The adsorption of a C60 monolayer on a graphite substrate was modelled via molecular dynamics simulation covering a significant period of 160 picoseconds. The final configuration of C60s agrees closely with that observed in a scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) experiment. Clusters of adsorbed molecules were then selected and their STM-like images were computed via the Keldysh Green function method.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Rafii-Tabar
    • 1
  • L. Jurczyszyn
    • 2
  • B. Stankiewicz
    • 2
  • R. Czajka
    • 3
  1. 1.Computational Nano-Science Research Group, Centre for Numerical Modelling and Process Analysis, School of Computing and Mathematical SciencesUniversity of GreenwichLondonUK
  2. 2.Institute of Experimental PhysicsUniversity of WrocławWrocławPoland
  3. 3.Institute of PhysicsPoznań University of TechnologyPoznańPoland

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