Special features of structural transformations of fullerite C60 at high pressures and temperatures

Research paper by A. A. Shulzhenko, A. N. Sokolov, G. S. Oleinik, A. V. Kotko, N. N. Belyavina

Indexed on: 08 Sep '09Published on: 08 Sep '09Published in: Journal of Superhard Materials


The results of experimental studies of special features of fullerite C60 structural transformations at high pressures and temperatures are discussed. It has been found that under the action of a pressure of ∼ 7.0 GPa and a temperature of 2000–2200 K on fullerite graphite forms and with the liquid phase present diamond forms.