Grain Boundary Diffusion in C 60 Thin Films Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper focuses on the effect of grain boundaries on the diffusion processes in polycrystalline C 60 thin films. Electrically induced diffusion of Au was investigated by in situ measurements of the film conductivity. Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy was used to study diffusion of oxygen. Increase in grain sizes in polycrystalline C 60 thin films was found to result in the acceleration of gold and oxygen diffusion. The results are interpreted assuming that these impurities diffuse in C 60 films dominantly along grain boundaries.

publication date

  • January 1, 2001