Phototransformation of C60 Thin Films by UV Pulsed Laser Irradiation: Comparative Photoacoustic, AFM, and Raman Studies
Fullerene C60 films deposited by sublimation were irradiated with Kr-F laser in a wide fluence interval from 15 to 40 mJ/cm2. In situ photoacoustic analysis was applied to study the phase transformation during the irradiation. The results obtained were discussed in conjunction with atomic force microscopy (AFM) and Raman spectroscopy data. It was found that for a irradiation fluence interval from 22 to 30 mJ/cm2, 80% of C60 undergoes photopolymerization (presumably through 2 + 2 cycloaddition). For a laser energy higher than 30 mJ/cm2, a new amorphous carbon phase forms, having a large content of diamond-like, tetra-amorphous carbon (ta-C).
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: April 1, 2007
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