J. Phys. IV France
Volume 10, Numéro PR3, March 2000
Organic Superconductivity "20th Anniversary"
Page(s) Pr3-193 - Pr3-204
Organic Superconductivity "20th Anniversary"

J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr3-193-Pr3-204

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:2000321

Orientational order and disorder in fullerene compounds

P. Launois and R. Moret

Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, UMR 8502 du CNRS, bâtiment 510, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay Cedex, France
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The rich variety of orientational order and disorder phenomena in fullerene-based solids is illustrated with the examples of pure C60 and C70, of C60-tetraphenylphosphonium bromide and of AC60 (A = K, Rb), studied by X-ray diffraction and diffuse scattering methods. The importance of the orientational phenomena with respect to the physical properties of these compounds is emphasized.

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