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Indirect observation of molecular disassociation in solid benzene at low temperatures

  title={Indirect observation of molecular disassociation in solid benzene at low temperatures},
  author={Fei Yen and S. Z. Huang and S. X. Hu and L Y Zhang and L. Chen},
  journal={arXiv: Chemical Physics},
The molecular dynamics of solid benzene are extremely complex; especially below 77 K, its inner mechanics remain mostly unexplored. Benzene is also a prototypical molecular crystal that becomes energetically frustrated at low temperatures and usually unusual phenomena accompanies such scenarios. We performed dielectric constant measurements on solid benzene down to 5 K and observed a previously unidentified minimum in the imaginary part of the dielectric constant at Tm=17.9 K. Results obtained… 

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