XAFS study on metal endohedral fullerenes

Yoshihiro Kubozono, Takashi Inoue, Yasuhiro Takabayashi, Satoshi Fujiki, Setsuo Kashino, Takeshi Akasaka, Takatsugu Wakahara, Masayasu Inakuma, Haruhiko Kato, Toshiki Sugai, Hisanori Shinohara, Shuichi Emura

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Structure of metal endohedral fullerenes is studied by XAFS and XANES. The Sc-Sc distance of 2.23(1) Å determined from Sc K-edge XAFS supports the formation of a triangular Sc3 cluster in Sc3@C82 as is found by MEM analysis for the X-ray diffraction. Gd LIII-edge XAFS of Gd@C82 shows that the first and the second neigboring Gd-C distances are 2.51(2) and 2.85(4) Å, respectively. The La-La distance of La2@C80 has been determined to be 3.90(1) Å at 40 K. This value does not change when increasing temperature [3.90(2) Å at 240 K]. The position and the valenece of the Eu atom in Eu@C60 are also discussed based on Eu LIII-edge XAFS and XANES.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-553
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2001


  • Metal endohedral fullerene
  • Structure
  • Valence
  • XAFS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation


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