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Photo-illumination hardening of C60 crystals
Author(s): Masaru Tachibana; Hiroko Sakuma; Takeshi Komatsu; Kenichi Kojima
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Paper Abstract

The effect of light on the hardness of C60 crystals was investigated. The hardness increased with the development of illumination time, and then reached a constant value. The hardening phenomenon was clearly observed at temperatures lower than about 390 K. In addition, it was shown that the red light with the wavelength of about 700 nm leads to the maximum effect for the hardening. The origin of the hardening is discussed in the light of the photo-induced polymerization of C60 molecules in the crystals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1997
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3142, Fullerenes and Photonics IV, (1 November 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.279251
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Masaru Tachibana, Yokohama City Univ. (Japan)
Hiroko Sakuma, Yokohama City Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Komatsu, Yokohama City Univ. (Japan)
Kenichi Kojima, Yokohama City Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3142:
Fullerenes and Photonics IV
Zakya H. Kafafi, Editor(s)

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