This work was supported by National Science Foundation Materials Research Laboratory Program under Grant Nos. DMR91-20668 and DMR-89-01219 and by Department of Energy Grant Nos. DE-FC02-86ER45254 and DE-FG05-90ER75596. The Drexel contribution was supported in part by Army Research Office Contract No. CRDEC-SSP92-31.
Physical Review B
Superlattices -- Structure, Buckminsterfullerene -- Properties, Fullerenes, Calorimetry
We correlate the presence or absence of high-order modulated structures in solid C60 with the differential scanning calorimetry signature of the orientational ordering transition and other diagnostic data. We have searched for, but not observed, the 2a face-centered cubic structure recently observed in low-temperature electron and single-crystal x-ray diffraction. We conclude that the intrinsic ground state is the previously reported simple cubic structure [space groupPa3¯, a(14 K)=14.06 Å], and that other structures may be stabilized by defects or impurities.
Fischer, J. E., Luzzi, D. E., Kniaź, K., McGhie, A. R., Ricketts-Foot, D. A., Romanow, W. R., Vaughan, G. B. M., Heiney, P. A. and Li, D., Smith, A. L., Strongin, R. M., Cichy, M. A., Brard, L. and Smith, A. B. (1993). Existence of High-Order Superlattices in Orientationally Ordered C60. Phys. Rev. B. 47 (21): 14614--14617.