Low temperature phase transition in n-pentane C60 clathrate: A Raman scattering study

P. M. Rafailov, V. G. Hadjiev, C. Thomsen, K. Kamarás, S. Pekker

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We present results on Raman scattering from a C60.n-pentane (C60.(n-C5H12)0.88(C 7H8)0.05) clathrate crystal in the range 20-300 K. The Raman intensity, in particular of the Hg modes, increases several times with lowering temperature below 160-200 K accompanied by significant reduction of the linewidths. The onset of this peculiar temperature behavior correlates with the reported phase transition in n-pentane clathrate. We argue that these findings give a Raman scattering signature for a low-temperature orientational phase transition in C60.n-pentane similar to that observed for solid C60.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)58-64
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - aug. 11 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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