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From dopyballs to nanowires

Abstract

Consideration of the factors involved in the production of fullerene nanotubes in carbon arcs leads to the notion that a high electric field may be the critical factor that causes the tubes to grow. This thought then leads to a suggestion that it may be possible to grow continuous fullerene fibers many centimeters in length by an electric-field-and-laser induced pyrolysis of gas phase hydrocarbons of fullerenes on the tip of the growing fiber as it extends out from its place of attachment on a high voltage needle. Use of metal- or boron-doped fullerenes (dopyballs) in such an apparatus may lead to the production of doped fullerene fiber nanowires of high strength and conductivity. (orig.)
Authors:
Smalley, R E [1] 
  1. Rice Quantum Inst. and Depts. of Chemistry and Physics, Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Apr 19, 1993
Product Type:
Conference
Report Number:
CONF-9210434-
Reference Number:
CHF-93-0GF999; EDB-94-030851
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Materials Science and Engineering. B, Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology; (Switzerland); Journal Volume: 19:1/2; Conference: 4. NEC symposium on fundamental approaches to material phases: Physics and chemistry of nanometer scale materials, Karuizawa (Japan), 11-15 Oct 1992
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; FULLERENES; THIN FILMS; CARBON; DOPED MATERIALS; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRIC FIELDS; FABRICATION; FIBERS; SYNTHESIS; TUBES; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ELEMENTS; FILMS; MATERIALS; NONMETALS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; 360601* - Other Materials- Preparation & Manufacture
OSTI ID:
5685452
Country of Origin:
Switzerland
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0921-5107; CODEN: MSBTEK
Submitting Site:
CHF
Size:
Pages: 1-7
Announcement Date:

Citation Formats

Smalley, R E. From dopyballs to nanowires. Switzerland: N. p., 1993. Web.
Smalley, R E. From dopyballs to nanowires. Switzerland.
Smalley, R E. 1993. "From dopyballs to nanowires." Switzerland.
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title = {From dopyballs to nanowires}
author = {Smalley, R E}
abstractNote = {Consideration of the factors involved in the production of fullerene nanotubes in carbon arcs leads to the notion that a high electric field may be the critical factor that causes the tubes to grow. This thought then leads to a suggestion that it may be possible to grow continuous fullerene fibers many centimeters in length by an electric-field-and-laser induced pyrolysis of gas phase hydrocarbons of fullerenes on the tip of the growing fiber as it extends out from its place of attachment on a high voltage needle. Use of metal- or boron-doped fullerenes (dopyballs) in such an apparatus may lead to the production of doped fullerene fiber nanowires of high strength and conductivity. (orig.)}
journal = {Materials Science and Engineering. B, Solid-State Materials for Advanced Technology; (Switzerland)}
volume = {19:1/2}
place = {Switzerland}
year = {1993}
month = {Apr}
}