Phase Transitions in Acceptor-Graphite Intercalation Compounds: An ESR Study

  • C. Rettori
  • S. Rolla
  • A. M. Gennaro
  • G. E. Barberis
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Order-disorder phase transitions in acceptor-graphite intercalation compounds (AICI3, SbCl5, AsF5 and HNO3-GICs) are studied by conduction electron spin resonance (CESR). Strong differences in linewidth and lineshape are observed between high and low temperature CESR spectra. In most of these compounds/ quenching to temperatures below the transition temperature yields metastable states which evolve in time. The kinetics of this evolution can be related to in-plane domain growth.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Rettori
    • 1
  • S. Rolla
    • 1
  • A. M. Gennaro
    • 1
  • G. E. Barberis
    • 1
  1. 1.Instituto de Física “Gleb Wataghin”, UNICAMPCampinas, SPBrazil

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