Photograph of a giant structural distortion in a quasi-one dimensional organic crystal

J. B. Mock, G. A. Thomas, D. E. Moncton, M. Kaplan

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Abstract

Using a high-speed photographic technique, we have recorded directly the crystalline distortion associated with a first-order phase transition in tetrathiafulvalenium-bis-ditholene (Cu). This structural distortion, at a temperature of 238 K, has been observed as a crystal motion through an angle of the order of 10°. The phase change may be important in establishing the one-dimensional magnetic character of the crystal that leads to a spin-dimerization transition at a temperature of 12 K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)253-254
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Volume39
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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