Evidence of a structural anomaly at 14 K in polymerised CsC60

S. Rouziére, S. Margadonna, K. Prassides, A. N. Fitch

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We report the results of a high-resolution synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction study of polymerised CsC60 in the temperature range 4 to 40 K. Its crystal structure is monoclinic (space group I2/m), isostructural with RbC60. Below 14 K, a spontaneous thermal contraction is observed along both the polymer chain axis, a and the interchain separation along [111], d1. This structural anomaly could trigger the occurrence of the spin-singlet ground state, observed by NMR at the same temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-319
Number of pages6
JournalEurophysics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Aug 1
Externally publishedYes

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