Magnetic structure of the Europium fulleride ferromagnet Eu6C60

Irene Margiolaki, Serena Margadonna, Kosmas Prassides, Thomas Hansen, Kenji Ishii, Hiroyoshi Suematsu

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The powder neutron diffraction technique has been used for the direct observation of magnetic scattering below a Curie temperature of ∼ 14 K in the fullerene-based molecular ferromagnet Eu6C60. Europium is in the divalent state with a magnetic moment of 7.1(3) μB per atom, and the configurational symmetry of the magnetic structure is body-centered cubic. Close contacts between Eu2+ and neighboring C60 units provide the signature of orbital hybridization, which can evidently account for the conducting and magnetic properties of the material.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11288-11289
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number38
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 25
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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