Direct observation of a gas molecule (H2,Ar) swallowed by C 60

H. Sawa, T. Kakiuchi, Y. Wakabayashi, Y. Murata, M. Murata, K. Komatsu, K. Yakigaya, H. Takagi, N. Dragoe

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Abstract

Various types of endohedral fullerene complexes are known to date. The well known metallofullerenes are generally produced by arc-discharge method, but the use of such extremely drastic conditions is apparently not suitable for encapsulation of unstable molecules or gases. We recently succeeded in incorporation of a H2 molecule or an Ar atom in 100% into a C 60. In order to observe the endohedral gas molecule directly, the X-ray diffraction analysis using synchrotron radiation were carried out. We observed a gas molecule encapsulated in each fullerene cage using structure analysis and the maximum entropy method. These gas molecules are floating inside of the hollow cavities and are completely isolated from the outside.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSYNCHROTRON RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION
Subtitle of host publicationNinth International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
Pages1419-1422
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 26
Externally publishedYes
EventSYNCHROTRON RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION: 9th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2006 May 282006 Jun 28

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume879
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

OtherSYNCHROTRON RADIATION INSTRUMENTATION: 9th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period06/5/2806/6/28

Keywords

  • Charge density analysis
  • Endohedral fullerene
  • Structure analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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