Chemical Bonding of Fullerene and Fluorinated Fullerene on Bare and Hydrogenated Diamond Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the interface between a C(60) fullerite film, C(60)F(36), and diamond (100) by using core-level photoemission spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry (CV), and high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS). We show that C(60) can be covalently bonded to reconstructed C(100)-2x1 and that the bonded interface is sufficiently robust to exhibit characteristic C(60) redox peaks in solution. The bare diamond surface can be passivated against oxidation and hydrogenation by covalently bound C(60). However, C(60)F(36) is not as stable as C(60) and desorbs below 300 degrees C (the latter species being stable up to 500 degrees C on the diamond surface). Neither C(60) fullerite nor C(60)F(36) form reactive interfaces on the hydrogenated surface-they both desorb below 300 degrees C. The surface transfer doping process of hydrogenated diamond by C(60)F(36) is the most evident one among all the adsorbate systems studied (with a coverage-dependent band bending induced by C(60)F(36)).


  • Ouyang, Ti
  • Loh, Kian Ping
  • Qi, Dongchen
  • Wee, Andrew Thye Shen
  • Nesladek, Milos

publication date

  • June 23, 2008