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Articles by Adam Mills in JoVE
Preparation and Characterization of C60/Graphene Hybrid Nanostructures Chuanhui Chen1, Adam Mills1,2, Husong Zheng1, Yanlong Li1, Chenggang Tao1 1Department of Physics, Center for Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Virginia Tech, 2Department of Physics, Princeton University Here we present a protocol for the fabrication of C60/graphene hybrid nanostructures by physical thermal evaporation. Particularly, the proper manipulation of deposition and annealing conditions allow the control over the creation of 1D and quasi 1D C60 structures on rippled graphene.
Other articles by Adam Mills on PubMed
Temperature Evolution of Quasi-one-dimensional C60 Nanostructures on Rippled Graphene Scientific Reports. | Pubmed ID: 26391054 We report the preparation of novel quasi-one-dimensional (quasi-1D) C60 nanostructures on rippled graphene. Through careful control of the subtle balance between the linear periodic potential of rippled graphene and the C60 surface mobility, we demonstrate that C60 molecules can be arranged into a quasi-1D C60 chain structure with widths of two to three molecules. At a higher annealing temperature, the quasi-1D chain structure transitions to a more compact hexagonal close packed quasi-1D stripe structure. This first experimental realization of quasi-1D C60 structures on graphene may pave a way for fabricating new C60/graphene hybrid structures for future applications in electronics, spintronics and quantum information.