Indexed on: 01 Jan '04Published on: 01 Jan '04Published in: Journal of Structural Chemistry
Fullerite films covered with d-metal layers were obtained. The metal deposited over fullerite was shown to diffuse substantially into the films. The prepared heterophase film structures M/C60 were studied by X-ray diffraction and vibrational spectroscopy. It is established that the interaction between metal and fullerite phases gives rise to chemical bonds M—C60. It results in a partial polymerization of fullerite. Samples of metal-impregnated fullerite films exhibit semiconducting properties.