The Monte Carlo simulation on the glass transition of C60crystal

Feng Yan, Yening Wang, J. S. Liu

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The relaxation process of C60molecule around glass transition temperature is studied by Monte Carlo simulation, using a new model of the energy barrier of molecule between two orientational states in C60crystal, which depends on the state of neighboring molecules. The results show that the relaxation is slightly non-exponential, which can be fit to Kohlrausch-Williams-Watts (KWW) function. The non-exponential factor β is 0.962 ± 0.002, and this value reproduces the experimental data that has not been explained before.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)999-1002
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • C crystal 60
  • D. Phase transitions
  • Monte Carlo simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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