Nanoscale atoms in solid-state chemistry

Xavier Roy, Chul Ho Lee, Andrew C. Crowther, Christine L. Schenck, Tiglet Besara, Roger A. Lalancette, Theo Siegrist, Peter W. Stephens, Louis E. Brus, Philip Kim, Michael L. Steigerwald, Colin Nuckolls

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We describe a solid-state material formed from binary assembly of atomically precise molecular clusters. [Co6Se8(PEt 3)6][C60]2 and [Cr 6Te8(PEt3)6][C60] 2 assembled into a superatomic relative of the cadmium iodide (CdI2) structure type. These solid-state materials showed activated electronic transport with activation energies of 100 to 150 millielectron volts. The more reducing cluster Ni9Te6(PEt3) 8 transferred more charge to the fullerene and formed a rock-salt-related structure. In this material, the constituent clusters are able to interact electronically to produce a magnetically ordered phase at low temperature, akin to atoms in a solid-state compound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-160
Number of pages4
Issue number6142
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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