Characterization of phases synthesized close to the boundary of C60 collapse at high temperature high pressure conditions
2007 (English)In: Diamond and related materials, ISSN 0925-9635, Vol. 16, no 8, 1550-1556 p.Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Two sets of samples were synthesized at high pressure high temperature conditions in the P-T region where C-60 molecules collapse into a nearly amorphous graphite-like hard carbon phase. For the first set, heating temperature was varied at fixed pressure and preparation time. For the second set, synthesis time was varied at fixed pressure and fixed temperature. Detailed structural characterization of samples was performed using Raman spectroscopy and powder XRD. Mechanical properties of the samples have been studied by nanoindentation method. It has been found that duration of heat treatment under high pressure is an important parameter which influences the temperature of fullerene cage collapse. Both tetragonal and rhombohedral polymeric phases transform into hard carbon phase over a rather narrow temperature interval, but the tetragonal phase shows somewhat increased stability against C-60 collapse. Viscoelastic mechanical behavior during nanoindentation was observed for fullerene polymers but not for graphite-like hard carbon phase. Possible mechanism for nucleation of the hard carbon phase in polymeric C-60 networks is discussed.
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2007. Vol. 16, no 8, 1550-1556 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18180DOI: 10.1016/j.diamond.2006.12.040OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-18180DiVA: diva2:157853