Structure of La2 @ C80 studied by la K-edge XAFS

Y. Kubozono, Y. Takabayashi, S. Kashino, M. Kondo, T. Wakahara, T. Akasaka, K. Kobayashi, S. Nagase, S. Emura, K. Yamamoto

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The structure of La2@C80 is studied by La K-edge XAFS from 40 to 295 K. The distances between the La atom and the first nearest C atoms have been determined to be 2.42(1) Å at 40 K and 2.44(2) Å at 295 K, and those between the La atom and the second nearest C atoms to be 2.97(2) Å at 40 K and 2.98(3) Å at 295 K. The La-La distance has been determined to be 3.90(1) Å at 40 K and 3.88(2) Å at 295 K. The temperature dependence of the mean-square displacement of La-C is also studied to get an insight into the dynamical behavior of two La atoms in the C80 cage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-169
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Feb 23 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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