Bridging fullerenes with metals

Dam Hieu Chi, Y. Iwasa, X. H. Chen, T. Takenobu, T. Ito, T. Mitani, E. Nishibori, M. Takata, M. Sakata, Y. Kubozono

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Abstract

The bonding nature between rare earth metals and fullerene molecules has been investigated. The electron density distribution for nominal Sm3C70, calculated by a maximum entropy method (MEM) based on the Rietveld analysis of synchrotron X-ray diffraction pattern, unambiguously demonstrated a covalent Sm-C bond, which is almost as strong as the interatomic bonding of crystal Si. Furthermore, the Sm bridges two C70 molecules, producing a C70-Sm-C70 dimer structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume359
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun 20
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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    Chi, D. H., Iwasa, Y., Chen, X. H., Takenobu, T., Ito, T., Mitani, T., Nishibori, E., Takata, M., Sakata, M., & Kubozono, Y. (2002). Bridging fullerenes with metals. Chemical Physics Letters, 359(3-4), 177-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(02)00297-X