Serie: Electrochemical Society Proceedings ; PV 96-10
Serie: Recent advances in the chemistry and physics of fullerenes and related materials
Serie: Proceedings of the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 0361-0748
Ingår i: Fullerenes: Recent Advances in the Chemistry and Physics of Fullerenes and Related Materials, volume 3 : Proceedings of the 189th ECS Meeting, Symposium Fullerenes: Chemistry, Physics, and New Directions VIII, Los Angeles 1996. - Pennington, NJ : The Electrochemical Society. - 1-56677-162-5 - 1-566-77162-5 ; s. 1014-1028
We present in this paper an overview of the physical properties of the high pressure polymerized C60 phase commonly known as "soft fcc". This phase has been studied by several methods over wide ranges in temperature T and/or pressure, p. We present here experimental information about the specific heat capacity, the thermal expansion coefficient, the lattice structure, and the thermal conductivity, and we also show results obtained by NMR and Raman spectroscopy. All data presented agree with the accepted model that the individual molecules in this phase are covalently bound to form linear molecular chains. In particular, the NMR data show clearly the presence of covalent bonds, and the Raman data exhibit several new lines at very low energies connected with chain vibrations. Thermal conductivity data obtained during polymerization show both the time dependence of the process and that polymerization occurs at lower p and T than observed previously for this phase.