Issue
J. Phys. IV France
Volume 04, Number C7, Juillet 1994
8th International Topical Meeting on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena
8 ITMP3 / 8éme conférence internationale de photoacoustique et photothermique
Page(s) C7-717 - C7-720
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/jp4:19947168
8th International Topical Meeting on Photoacoustic and Photothermal Phenomena
8 ITMP3 / 8éme conférence internationale de photoacoustique et photothermique

J. Phys. IV France 04 (1994) C7-717-C7-720

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:19947168

The elastic modulii of evaporated C60 films

H. Coufal1, K. Meyer1, R.K. Grygier1, M. de Vries1, D. Jenrich2 and P. Hess2

1  IBM Research Division, Almaden Research Center, 650 Harry Road, San Jose, California 95120-6099, U.S.A.
2  Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Heidelberg, Im Neuenheimer Feld 253, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany


Abstract
Surface acoustic wave (SAW) pulses were excited in C60 films on a variety of substrates using pulses from Excimer lasers for excitation. An optical beam deflection technique and polymer electret transducers were utilized to detect the propagation of the SAW pulse with high spatial and temporal resolution, allowing an accuracy of better than 0.1% for SAW velocity measurements. With this technique the frequency dependence of the SAW velocity was determined for fullerite films and density, as well as elastic modulii of the films were derived by a theoretical analysis of the dispersion effect.



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