On the Effect of the Rotational State of C60 Molecules on Electronic Transport in the C60 Fullerite Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract A phenomenological scenario is suggested in an attempt to explain controversies in the published data concerning the effect of orientational order on electronic transport in solid C60. The main factor of crucial importance is the dependence of the charge hop probability on the mutual orientation of the molecules. Magnitude and the sign of the conductivity response to the changes in the rotational state of C60 across the orientational phase transition are the results of the interplay between the changes in dynamic and static disorder that accompany the transition and may vary in the samples with different structure perfection.

publication date

  • January 1, 2005