Jahn-Teller distortion and possible electron pairing in molecular systems

Tokio Yamabe, Kazunari Yoshizawa, Yukihito Matsuura, Kazuyoshi Tanaka

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Negative effective electron-electron interaction (U) due to Jahn-Teller distortion and its role in molecular superconductivity are discussed in degenerate molecular systems. It is demonstrated within the Hückel molecular orbital theory that the U value could become negative in the ± 1 and ± 3 charged states of [N]annulenes, (CH)N ring systems, with D6h geometry, where N = 6(2m + 1) (m = 0, 1, 2, 3, ⋯). Possible intermolecular electron pairing between two electrons with opposite discrete molecular wave vectors is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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