Proposal for precise manipulation of C60 molecules

Jouko Viitanen

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Scanning tunneling microscope has previously been used to move single atoms. This article proposes a new method for performing accurate manipulations of C60 molecules. The new method may have potential advantages over previous approaches for molecular scale operations. One advantage comes from the noncontact electrode principle that allows longer distance manipulations and low‐cost construction of the manipulating device. The unique properties of C60 may also facilitate precise manipulations of thin layers, in addition to single molecule operations. Construction of a device for testing the new principle is under work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-116
JournalJournal of Vacuum Science and Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1993
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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