Investigation of C60 fullerene films on polymer substrates

Yu. F. BiryulinCorresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author, a, D. A. Syckmanova, S. S. MoliverE-mail The Corresponding Author, b, S. E. Orlovb, S. N. Mikovb, A. V. Novoselovac and M. A. Yagovkinad

a A.F. Ioffe Physics and Technology Institute, Polytechnical Street 26, St. Petersburg 194 021, Russia
b State University of Ulyanovsk, L.N. Tolstoy Street 42, Ulyanovsk 432 700, Russia
c Institute of Macromolecular Compounds, Bolshoy prospect, 31, St. Petersburg 199 004, Russia
d Mekhanobr Engineering, 22-d line, 3(7), St. Petersburg 199 106, Russia

Available online 20 June 2003.


[60]Fullerene solid films deposited by vacuum sublimation on polymer substrates were studied by methods of X-ray diffraction structure analysis, IR optical transmission, and laser-excited photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy. Mechanism of good chemical adsorption to centers with unsaturated bonds C=N and CN was on trial. Room-temperature PL band at 1.78 eV has its origin in interface chemical bonds or molecular complexes, that arise most probably according to Diels–Alder cyclo-addition of fullerene and polymer molecules.

Author Keywords: Fullerenes; Photoluminescence; Chemisorption

PACS classification codes: 61.48+c; 36.20.Hb; 78.55.Kz; 82.35.Gh

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