New synthetic route to the formation of fullerene superconductors

J. H. Hwang, C. Y. Mou, H. S. Sheu, Y. Wang, M. K. Wu

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A novel synthetic route to the formation of less air sensitive fullerene superconductors by mixing oxygen-containing alkaline compounds with C 60 has been discovered. A high-resolution single-crystal x-ray study on the K-doped samples shows that the ratio of potassium to C60 is not 3:1. The observed stability enhancement and the off-stoichiometry of potassium content may originate from the presence of oxygen which serves as an oxidative agent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2156-2158
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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