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Title
Theoretical model for the structural phase transition at the metal-insulator transition in polymerized
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Abstract
The recently discovered structural transition in polymerized KC60 at about 50 K results in a doubling of the unit cell volume and accompanies the metal-insulator transition. Here we show that the ((a) over right arrow+(c) over right arrow,(b) over right arrow,(a) over right arrow-(c) over right arrow) superstructure results from small orientational charge density waves along the polymer chains and concomitant displacements of the surrounding K+ ions. The effect is specific for the space group Pmnn of KC60 and is absent in RbC60 and CsC60 (space group I2/m). The mechanism is relevant for the metal-insulator transition.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : B : condensed matter and materials physics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1998 - 2015
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2002
ISSN
1098-0121 [print]
1550-235X [online]
Volume/pages
66:16(2002), p. 165425,1-165425,14
Article Reference
165425
ISI
000179286400135
Medium
E-only publicatie
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