Plasma Synthesis of Fullerenes

Authored by: Keun Su Kim , Gervais Soucy

2 Handbook of Nanophysics

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075540
eBook ISBN: 9781420075557
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Fullerene is the general name designated for the closed-caged carbon-based molecules that are made up entirely of both pentagonal and hexagonal plane structures, usually referred to as the third allotrope of pure carbon (Goodson et al. 1995). The intriguing properties of fullerenes have attracted much attention for their use in a wide range of applications and have thus stimulated intensive research work on novel fullerene-based materials in many fields, including the electronic, optical, biomedical, polymer, energy, and environmental industries (Singh and Srivastava 1995; Smalley and Yakobson 1998; Da Ros and Prato 1999).

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