A cubic dipole lattice of water molecules trapped inside carbon cages

Shinobu Aoyagi, Norihisa Hoshino, Tomoyuki Akutagawa, Yuki Sado, Ryo Kitaura, Hisanori Shinohara, Kunihisa Sugimoto, Rui Zhang, Yasujiro Murata

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Abstract

We report the crystal structure and dielectric properties of a pure H2O@C60 crystal at low temperature. The caged water molecules free from the hydrogen bonds rotate even at 8 K. The antifreeze rotating water molecules respond to an external electric field due to their permanent dipole moment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)524-526
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Dec 10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Aoyagi, S., Hoshino, N., Akutagawa, T., Sado, Y., Kitaura, R., Shinohara, H., Sugimoto, K., Zhang, R., & Murata, Y. (2014). A cubic dipole lattice of water molecules trapped inside carbon cages. Chemical Communications, 50(5), 524-526. https://doi.org/10.1039/c3cc46683c