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United States Patent 5,380,703
Kao, et. al.Jan. 10, 1995

Halogen-doped superconductive fullerenes

Inventors: Kao; Yi-Han (Williamsville, NY); Song; Liwei (Buffalo, NY); Chung; Deborah D. L. (East Amherst, NY); Fredette; Kevin T. (Baldwinsville, NY).
Assignee: The Research Foundation of State University of New York at Buffalo (Buffalo, NY).
Appl. No.: 008,213
Filed: Jan. 25, 1993

Intl. Cl.:H01B 1/00; H01B 12/00; H01L 39/12;
U.S. Cl.:505/460.; 505/725.;
Field of Search:1;725;775;811;815

References Cited

U.S. Patent Documents
5,223,479Jun., 1993McCauley, Jr. et al. 252/500
5,273,778Dec., 1993Yoshimoto et al. 427/122

Other References

Primary Examiner: Lieberman; Paul
Assistant Examiner: Kopec; M.


A superconductive fullerene and a process for making such superconductive fullerene are provided. The process involves contacting-a quantity of fullerene with the vapor of an interhalogen compound such as ICl. The halogen doped fullerenes exhibited a transition temperature above 60 K.

7 Claims, 4 Drawing Figures

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