Molecular structure of the C70 fullerene

Alexander V. Nikolaev, T. John S. Dennis, Kosmas Prassides*, Alan K. Soper

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The molecular structure of C70 has been studied between 20 and 300 K using high-Q pulsed powder neutron diffraction of solid C70. The intra- and inter-molecular pair correlation functions were decoupled, allowing accurate determination of the intramolecular structure of C70. The CC bond lengths range between ≈ 1.38 and 1.48 Å with no evidence of pinching in the equatorial region. There is essentially no change in the intermolecular structure on cooling, in contrast to the severe changes in the intermolecular pair correlation function that accompany orientational ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-148
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 1994
Externally publishedYes


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