Thermodynamic model of the ordering transition in solid C60

R. Saito, G. Dresselhaus, M. S. Dresselhaus

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A thermodynamic model of the rotational phase transition in solid C60 is presented. The phase transition which appears at 257 K is a first-order phase transition in which a competition occurs between entropy gain by rotation and energy gain by intermolecular attraction. The anomaly in the specific heat, and the entropy and enthalpy changes observed at the critical temperature are well reproduced in the present numerical results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2143-2147
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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