The restoration of metallicity in the high-temperature, cubic phase of Li4C60 represents a remarkable feature for a member of the A4C60 family _A=alkali metal_, invariably found to be insulators. Structural and resonance technique investigations on Li4C60 at T_600 K, show that its fcc structure is associated with a complete _4e−_ charge transfer to C60 and a sparsely populated Fermi level. These findings not only emphasize the crucial role played by lattice symmetry in fulleride transport properties, but also re-dimension the role of Jahn-Teller effects in band-structure determination.
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