The temperature dependence of the coefficient of linear thermal expansion alpha of O-2-C-60 solutions with 20% and 80% filling of the octahedral cavities with oxygen is investigated in the temperature interval 2.2-24 K. Hysteresis of alpha(T) is observed, attesting to the coexistence of two orientational glasses in these solutions. A comparison of the behavior of these glasses is made. The characteristic times for reorientation of the C-60 molecules and for the phase transformations in the solutions are determined. When the temperature of the O-2-C-60 solution with 20 mol.% oxygen is increased to 450 degrees C, a chemical interaction of the oxygen with the C-60 molecules is manifested. It proves possible to separate the influences of the chemical and physical sorption of oxygen on the thermal expansion of polycrystalline fullerite C-60.
NATURVETENSKAP -- Fysik -- Den kondenserade materiens fysik (hsv//swe)