XAFS study on Eu@C60

Takashi Inoue, Yoshihiro Kubozono, Koji Hiraoka, Kazue Mimura, Hironobu Maeda, Setsuo Kashino, Syuichi Emura, Tomoya Uruga, Yoshiyuki Nakata

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Eu LIII-edge XAFS spectrum for EuC60 was measured at room temperature in order to clarify the position of the Eu atom. The distances between the Eu atom and the neighboring C atoms determined by XAFS showed clearly that the Eu atom was in the inside of C60 cage, and located on the off-center by 1.4 Å. A XANES spectrum showed that the Eu atom took the mixed valence states of +2 and +3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)779-780
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1999


  • Endohedral structure
  • Eu L-edge XAFS
  • Metal endohedral C
  • Mixed valence state
  • Off-center position

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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    Inoue, T., Kubozono, Y., Hiraoka, K., Mimura, K., Maeda, H., Kashino, S., Emura, S., Uruga, T., & Nakata, Y. (1999). XAFS study on Eu@C60. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 6(3), 779-780. https://doi.org/10.1107/S0909049598016288