Synthesis and physical properties of MgxC70  (1 < x ≤ 5)

Satoshi Heguri, Toshifumi Hara, Mototada Kobayashi

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    New C70 fullerides with compositions of MgxC70 at 1 < x ≤ 5 were prepared by solid state reaction. While most samples with 1 < x < 4 were multiphase, a single phase was obtained at x = 5. Mg5C70 was found to be a Mg-saturated phase and its x-ray diffraction profile was successfully assigned to a simple orthorhombic structure with a = 1.684, b = 1.462, and c = 1.384 nm. Mg5C70 was found to be non-metallic and exhibited an anomaly in magnetic susceptibility at approximately 80 K. No superconducting transition was found for MgxC70 (1 < x ≤ 5) down to a temperature of 2 K.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)251-254
    Number of pages4
    JournalSolid State Communications
    Issue number5-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov


    • A. Fullerenes
    • B. Chemical synthesis
    • E. Electron paramagnetic resonance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Materials Chemistry

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