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Low Temperature Magnetic Instabilities in Triply Charged Fulleride Polymers

American Physical Society
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  • Chemistry
  • Physics


The electronic properties of the C603- polymer in Na2Rb0.3Cs0.7C60 were studied by X-band and high field (109.056 GHz) ESR. They are characteristic of a strongly correlated quasi-one-dimensional metal down to 45 K. On further cooling, a pseudogap of magnetic origin opens at the Fermi level below 45 K with three-dimensional magnetic ordering occurring below TN≈15K, as confirmed by the observation of an antiferromagnetic resonance mode. The Na2Rb1-xCsxC60 family of polymers offers a unique way to chemically control the electronic properties, as the opening of the gap in this system of predominantly itinerant electrons is an extremely sensitive function of the interchain separation.

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