Dimer structure of Sm3C70

Hieu Chi Dam, X. H. Chen, T. Takenobu, T. Itou, Y. Iwasa, T. Mitani, E. Nishibori, M. Takata, M. Sakata

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A single phase of rare earth doped C70 compounds, Sm3C70, has been first isolated. The Rietveld analysis of the synchrotron x-ray diffraction pattern of the nominal Sm3C70 revealed that there exist extremely short Sm-C bonds. The short bonds are arranged so as to form a C70-Sm-C70 dimer structure. The experiments of the high temperature x-ray diffraction show that this structure is maintained up to 850K, indicating that the bonds are extremely stable comparing to the conventional interfullerene bonds.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNanonetwork Materials
Subtitle of host publicationFullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems
EditorsTsuneya Ando, Yoshihiro Iwasawa, Koichi Kikuchi, Yahachi Saito, Susumu Saito, Mototada Kobayashi
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735400326, 9780735400320
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Oct 16
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Symposium on Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems 2001 - Kamakura, Japan
Duration: 2001 Jan 152001 Jan 18

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


OtherInternational Symposium on Nanonetwork Materials: Fullerenes, Nanotubes, and Related Systems 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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