High pressure study of the C84 fullerene

I. Margiolaki, S. Margadonna, K. Prassides, S. Assimopoulos, K. P. Meletov, G. A. Kourouklis, T. J.S. Dennis, H. Shinohara

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The structural properties of solid C84 (mixture of two isomers, D2(IV) and D2d(II) in a 2:1 abundance ratio) were studied by synchrotron X-ray powder diffraction at ambient temperature and elevated pressures. The structure remains strictly cubic to 9.2 GPa with no evidence of a structural phase transition, analogous to those encountered in C60 and C70. The pressure behavior of the intramolecular phonon modes studied by Raman spectroscopy is consistent with the structural results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-377
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Fullerenes
  • High pressure
  • Raman spectroscopy
  • X-ray diffraction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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