Fluorination of the diamond surface by photoinduced dissociation of C 60F48

K. J. Rietwyk, M. Wanke, H. M. Vulling, M. T. Edmonds, P. L. Sharp, Y. Smets, Q. H. Wu, A. Tadich, S. Rubanov, P. J. Moriarty, L. Ley, C. I. Pakes

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The effect of synchrotron beam irradiation on C60F48 adlayers absorbed on the hydrogen-terminated C(100) diamond surface has been examined using core level photoelectron spectroscopy. Irradiation causes the dissociation of fluorine from the C60F48 and the formation of a fluorine-terminated surface with a (2×1) surface reconstruction. This is accompanied by a loss in the C60F48-induced surface transfer doping of the diamond substrate. The simplicity of this process makes it highly applicable to monofluoride surface patterning for nanoelectronic and surface functionalization applications of diamond.

Original languageEnglish
Article number035404
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 11 Jul 2011
Externally publishedYes


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