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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