J. Phys. I France
Volume 2, Numéro 1, January 1992
Page(s) 1 - 5
DOI: 10.1051/jp1:1992118
J. Phys. I France 2 (1992) 1-5

Quasicrystal of fullerene C $\mathsf{_{60}}$?

René Ceolin1, Viatcheslav Agafonov1, Claude Fabre2, André Rassat2, Ary Dworkin3, Daniel Andre3, Henri Szwarc3, A.J. Schierbeek4, Patrick Bernier5 and Ahmed Zahab5

1  Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Faculté de Pharmacie, 2 bis boulevard Tonnellé, 37042 Tours Cedex, France
2  Laboratoire d'Activation Moléculaire URA 1110, CNRS, Ecole Normale Supérieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75231 Paris Cedex, France
3  Laboratoire de Chimie Physique des Matériaux Amorphes URA D 1104, CNRS, Bâtiment 490, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay, France
4  Delft Instruments X-Ray Diffraction, P.O. Box 811, 2600 AV Delft, The Netherlands
5  Groupe de Dynamique des Phases Condensées URA 233, CNRS, Université de Montpellier 2, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34060 Montpellier Cedex, France

(Received 30 October 1991, accepted in final form 13 November 1991)

X-ray measurements reveal a tenfold symmetry in a single crystal of fullerene C 60 grown from a n-hexane solution. Among various hypotheses, that of a quasicrystal is considered.

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