Molecular thermal contraction of the Ar@C60 endohedral fullerene

N. Dragoe, A. M. Flank, P. Lagarde, S. Ito, H. Shimotani, H. Takagi

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Extended x-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS) of argon at the K edge as a function of temperature for the Ar@C60 compound shows a negative molecular thermal expansion of the fullerene cage. The results indicate a possible buckling of the fullerene cage at low temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number155448
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct 31


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