The Structure and Mechanical Properties of C60 Fullerite

Authors S.O. Rudchenko , A.T. Pugachov V.E. Pukha , V.V. Starikov

National Technical University "KPI", 21, Frunze Str., 61002 Kharkov, Ukraine

Issue Volume 5, Year 2013, Number 4
Dates Received 19 June 2013; published online 31 January 2014
Citation S.O. Rudchenko, A.T. Pugachov V.E. Pukha, V.V. Starikov, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 5 No 4, 04073 (2013)
PACS Number(s) 61.48. – c, 62.20. – x
Keywords Fullerene (4) , Fullerite, Microdiffraction, Nanohardness, Elastic modules.
Annotation The fullerite films with texture (110) were prepared by the condensation of C60 molecules on KCl, LiF, and Si substrates. The hardness (Н = 0,42 GPa) and Young’s modulus (Е = 14,1 GPa) of the fullerite films were determined by nanoindentation method at continuous scanning in depth. The results were compared with theoretical estimates of elastic modules and previous works on measurements of elastic characteristics and hardness of crystalline C60.

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