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A thin film structure with Ag nanocrystallites embedded in a polycrystalline C60 matrix was grown under high vacuum by codeposition of Ag and C60 onto the hot substrate. The structural and physical properties of the film were characterized by a transmission electron microscope and a Raman scattering spectrometer. The Ag nanoparticles were well dispersed and not aggregated. An ordered nanoscale C60 lattice was observed between the two adjacent Ag particles, and the Raman-active Ag(2) pentagonal-pinch mode of C60 shifted to lower frequency. These results imply a strong interfacial interaction and charge transfer from the Ag to the C60. © 1997 American Institute of Physics.
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