Structural studies of endohedral metallofullerenes by synchrotron radiation powder diffraction

E. Nishibori, M. Takata, M. Sakata, H. Shinohara

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Abstract

The endohedral natures of the metallofullerenes Y@C82 and Sc2@C84 are described based on synchrotron radiation powder diffraction experiments. For structural analysis, a combination of the maximum-entropy method (MEM) and Rietveld refinement was employed to analyse the complicated powder pattern. The obtained MEM charge densities show a clear distinction of the endohedral natures of the mono- and dimetallofullerenes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-979
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1998 May 1

Keywords

  • Endohedral metallofullerene
  • Fullerenes
  • Maximum-entropy method
  • Powder diffraction
  • Rietveld method

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