Magnetic Behavior of Polymerized Fullerenes
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An important milestone in the history of fullerenes is the discovery of the polymerization phenomenon, which initiated a new research field: the preparation and studies of polymerized fullerene states. At atmospheric pressure, a polymeric phase is produced by irradiation with light, electron, or ion beams, as well as by charge transfer. Polymeric phases are readily formed by high pressure–high temperature treatment of fullerenes, which leads to a great variety of polymeric forms.