C. Sánchez-Sánchez, V. Lanzilotto, C. Gonzalez, A. Verdini, P.L. de Andres, L. Floreano, M.F. López, J.A. Martin-Gago
Chemistry – A European Journal, 18 (2012) 7382-7387
doi: 10.1002/chem.201200627


The adsorption of C60, a typical acceptor organic molecule, on a TiO2 (110) surface has been investigated by a multitechnique combination, including van der Waals density functional calculations. It is shown that the adsorbed molecules form a weakly interacting molecular layer, which sits on the fivefold-coordinated Ti that is confined between the prominent bridging oxygen rows (see figure).

Weakly Interacting Molecular Layer of Spinning C60 Molecules on TiO2 (110) Surfaces