Periodical variation of electronic properties in polyhydroxylated metallofullerene materials

Jun Tang, Gengmei Xing, Yuliang Zhao, Long Jing, Xingfa Gao, Yue Cheng, Hui Yuan, Feng Zhao, Zhen Chen, Huan Meng, Hui Zhang, Haijie Qian, Run Su, Kurash Ibrahim

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Polyhydroxylation of metallofullerenes to control the electronic properties of the material was investigated. The Gd@C82 and Gd@C 82(OH)x materials with a changing number of hydroxyls were purified and synthesized. The electronic properties of the Gd@C 82(OH)x film using synchrotron radiation photoemission spectroscopy (SRPES) and X-ray absorption spectroscopy (SRXAS) were studied. It was observed that when the OH groups reach a certain number in Gd@C 82(OH)x, the electron emission of the innermost Gd shows a periodical emergence or disappearance, depending on the addition of the number of hydroxyls on to the outer surface of the fullerene cages. The results suggested polyhydroxylation of metallofullerene to be a new way for designing materials with novel electronic, optical, or magnetic functions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1458-1462
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 6 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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