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High pressure studies of the rotor-stator compound C60-cubane.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Physics.
2007 (English)In: Materials Research at High Pressure: Proceedings of Symposium PP at the 2006 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, USA; Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings vol. 987E, Warrendale: Materials Research Society , 2007, 0987-PP03 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Insertion of cubane (C8H8) into the octahedral voids of the C60 lattice leads to the formation of an interesting rotor-stator compound which can be converted into a C60 co-polymer by heating. We have treated a number of C60C8H8 samples for up to 3 h each in the range 380-875 K under pressures up to 2 GPa. The resulting materials were investigated by Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction. Depending on treatment conditions, at least five different structural phases can be found. In addition to the four structural phases observed at atmospheric pressure and different temperatures we find that a new polymeric state is created at pressures above 1 GPa, and we tentatively identify its structure as pseudo-orthorhombic. The cubic-orthorhombic phase transition line is found to have a slope of 295 K GPa-1, much larger than the slope of the fcc-sc line in pure C60.

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Warrendale: Materials Research Society , 2007. 0987-PP03 p.
, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, ISSN 0272-9172 ; 987
Keyword [en]
C60, cubane, rotor-stator compound, co-polymer, high pressure, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, phase diagram, polymer
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Condensed Matter Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-11958ISBN: 978-1-55899-944-2OAI: diva2:151629
Available from: 2007-10-22 Created: 2007-10-22 Last updated: 2015-09-28Bibliographically approved

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