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Yves Caudano


Vibrational spectroscopy of C60 and K-doped C60 on Ag(111) by sum-frequency generation

Y. Caudano (1), A. Peremans (1), P.A.Thiry (1), P. Dumas (2, 3) and A. Tadjeddine (2)
J. Phys. B : At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 29 (1996) 5023-5031


The C60/Ag(111) interface and the completely doped K/C60/Ag(111) interface were studied by infrared reflection absorption (IRAS) and infrared-visible sum-frequency generation (SFG) spectroscopies. The combination of both techniques provides a powerful means for the determination of the infrared and/or Raman character of the adsorbate vibrations. Accordingly, we show that the vibration observed by IRAS in the 1100 - 1500 cm-1 frequency range for the C60/Ag(111) interface is the Ag(2) "pentagonal pinch" mode of C60, which is Raman active and infrared silent in the free molecule. We also observe vibrational frequency and infrared intensity modification of the normally Raman active Ag(2) and infrared active T1u(4) modes upon K-doping.

Author addresses

  1. Laboratoire de Spectroscopie Moléculaire de Surface (LASMOS)
    Institute for Studies in Interface Science (ISIS)
    Facultés Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (FUNDP)
    61 Rue de Bruxelles, B-5000 Namur, Belgium

  2. Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation du Rayonnement Electromagnétique (LURE)
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
    Bâtiment 209D, F-91405 Orsay, France

  3. Also LASIR-CNRS, 2 rue Henry Dunant, F-94320 Thiais, France

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