Ultraviolet Raman analysis of the formation of diamond from C60

T. R. Ravindran, J. V. Badding

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The ultraviolet (257nm) Raman spectrum of C60 compressed to 30GPa in a Mao-Bell diamond anvil cell with no pressure transmitting medium at ambient temperature indicates the formation of diamond after release of pressure. Previously, more extreme non-hydrostatic compression was reported to be required to form diamond from C60. These results provide confirmation of the transformation of C60 to diamond upon non-hydrostatic compression at room temperature and illustrate the utility of UV Raman spectroscopy for the analysis of carbon phases containing both sp2 and sp3 bonding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-393
Number of pages3
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - Feb 22 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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