Structural features of the polymer-like phase of AC60 fullerides

V. L. Aksenov, V. S. Shakhmatov, Yu A. Osip'yan

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A new approach is proposed for describing the deformation of the C60 molecule in the polymer-like phase of the fullerides AC60 (A=K, Rb). A discrete basis of orientational states of the molecule is introduced, and orientational ordering is described on the basis of a phenomenological theory. A symmetry analysis of the molecular vibrations in the Fm3m phase is performed. It is shown that small rotations of the C60 can occur at a phase transition.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-126
Number of pages7
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 25 1996


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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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