Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics

, Volume 82, Issue 9, pp 1096–1100 | Cite as

Phase Transitions in a Mixture of Amorphous C60 and C70 Fullerene Phases at High Temperatures and Pressures

  • M. S. BlanterEmail author
  • V. V. Brazhkin
  • V. P. Filonenko
  • P. A. Borisova


Phase transitions in two types of amorphous fullerene phases (C60–C70 (50/50) mixtures and an amorpous C70 fullerene phase) are studied via neutron diffraction at pressures of 2–8 GPa and temperatures of 200–1100°C. Fullerenes are amorphized by grinding in a ball mill and sintered under quasi-hydrostatic pressure in a toroidal-type chamber. Diffraction studies are performed ex situ. It is shown that the amorphous phase of fullerenes retains its structure at temperatures of 200–500°C, and amorphous graphite is formed at 800–1100°C with a subsequent transition to crystalline graphite. This process is slow in a mixture of fullerenes, compared to C70 fullerene. According to neutron diffraction data, the amorphous graphite formed from amorphous fullerene phases has anisotropy that is much weaker in a fullerene mixture.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. S. Blanter
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. V. Brazhkin
    • 2
  • V. P. Filonenko
    • 2
  • P. A. Borisova
    • 3
  1. 1.Russian Technological University MIREAMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Vereshchagin Institute for High Pressure PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesTroitskRussia
  3. 3.National Research Center Kurchatov InstituteMoscowRussia

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