Publication
Title
Orientational ordering in solid fullerene-cubane
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Abstract
We study the structure and phase behavior of fullerene-cubane C60·C8H8 by Monte Carlo simulation. Using a simple potential model capturing the icosahedral and cubic symmetries of its molecular constituents, we reproduce the experimentally observed phase transition from a cubic to an orthorhombic crystal lattice and the accompanying rotational freezing of the C60 molecules. We elaborate a scheme to identify the low-temperature orientations of individual molecules and to detect a pattern of orientational ordering similar to the arrangement of C60 molecules in solid C60. Our configuration of orientations supports a doubled periodicity along one of the crystal axes.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The journal of chemical physics. - New York, N.Y.
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2009
ISSN
0021-9606
Volume/pages
130:15(2009), p. 154510,1-154510,14
ISI
000265486300036
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 11.07.2017
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