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Title: Higher fullerenes: Compositional analysis by EDXD and molecular dynamics

A carbon soot of higher fullerenes was studied by Energy Dispersive X-ray Diffraction (EDXD) aiming at defining the overall structure as accurately as possible to define the overall structure, without lengthy separation and purification procedures. EDXD pattern was compared with model curves obtained for single homogeneous fullerenes already crystallized and for the hypothesized C180. All fullerenes contribute to the overall experimental curve to different extents, with C96 giving the best agreement. The presence of even higher fullerenes is very likely, since the hypothesized C180 gives a very good match as well.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Università di Roma Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1 I-00133 Roma (Italy)
  2. CNR-Istituto di Struttura della Materia, Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, I-00133 Roma, Italy and Dipartimento di Chimica- Università Sapienza , P.le Aldo Moro 5, I-00184 Roma (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22311374
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1603; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: Nanoforum 2013, Rome (Italy), 18-20 Sep 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; CRYSTALLIZATION; DIAGRAMS; FULLERENES; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MOLECULAR DYNAMICS METHOD; PURIFICATION; SOOT; X-RAY DIFFRACTION