C60 intercalated graphite: A new form of carbon

Vinay Gupta, Peter Scharff, Loredana Carta Abelmann, Lothar Spiess

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A carbon solid containing two carbon allotropes, C60 and graphite has been synthesized. In this solid, the two dimensional layers of C60, stacked in between every graphite layers, show long range ordering with average separation of 1.27 nm between C60 layers. Predominantly stage-1 along with stage-4 is obtained. An up-shift in the graphite E2g2 Raman mode and a downshift in the C60 Raman Ag2 mode occurred due to a charge transfer and indicated highly conducting state of C60. This C60-graphite intercalation compound can act as a host for co-intercalation of alkalimetals and may lead to a new superconductors.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)427-430
Number of pages4
JournalFullerenes Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - 2005


  • C
  • Fullerene
  • Graphite
  • Intercalation


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