Formation and structure of Langmuir-Blodgett films of C60 and arachidic acid

Ciaran Ewins, Brian Stewart

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Langmuir films have been prepared using pure C60 and arachidic acid mixed with C60 in the ratio of 1 : 1 and 4.2 : 1. Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) films were then deposited on a variety of substrates with Y-type deposition being observed. Films containing bilayers of arachidic acid alternating with both single and double monolayers of C60 were prepared. The structure of the arachidic acid component in the mixed films was investigated by grazing-incidence FTIR spectroscopy and was shown to be similar to that in an LB film of pure arachidic acid. The absence of structural disruption in the presence of C60 provides strong evidence for an ordered alternant arrangement of fullerenes and arachidic acid in the films.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-972
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Faraday Transactions
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1994


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