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High Pressure Phases and Properties of C60
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Physics.
1998 (English)In: High Pressure in Food Science, Bioscience and Chemistry: Proceedings of the 35th Joint Meeting of the European High Pressure Research Group and the Food Chemistry Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry on High Pressure Food Science, Bioscience and Chemistry, Reading 1997, Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry , 1998, 12-17 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Fullerenes are molecular solids with very strong intramolecular bonds but very weak intermolecular ones. However, a large number of reactive intramolecular double bonds on each molecule also enables C60 to form covalent intermolecular bonds under pressure. This implies that a) pressure has a large effect on the physical properties of C60 in its pristine zero-pressure forms, and b) treatment at high pressure and high temperature leads to the formation of new polymeric phases with covalent intermolecular bonds, phases which have new, interesting properties and which may have practical applications in the future. I discuss here some recent experimental results on the structure and properties of C60 under high pressure.

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Cambridge: The Royal Society of Chemistry , 1998. 12-17 p.
, The Royal Society of Chemistry Special Publications, 222
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-23430ISBN: 0-85404-728-XOAI: diva2:224011
Fullerenes, C60, structure, orientational order, fullerene polymers, high pressure, synthesis, 1D polymer, 2D polymer
Editor: Neil S. IsaacsAvailable from: 2009-06-16 Created: 2009-06-16 Last updated: 2010-01-26

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