Title: Fullerene formation in sputtering and electron beam evaporation processes
Authors : Bunshah, Rointan F.
Jou, Shyankay
Prakash, Shiva
Doerr, Hans J.
Isaacs, Lyle
Wehrsig, Arno
Yeretzian, Chahan
Cynn, Hyunchae
Diederich, Francois
Published in : The journal of physical chemistry
Volume(Issue) : 96
Issue : 17
Pages : 6866
Pages to: 6869
Publisher / Ed. Institution : American Chemical Society
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Washington
Issue Date: 1992
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Fullerenes
Subject (DDC) : 540: Chemistry
Abstract: The authors report the formation of fullerenes from graphite by sputtering and electron beam evaporation. Under conditions that differ dramatically from those in the previously known fullerene production processes, the new methods preferentially yield the soluble higher fullerenes C70, C76, C78, and C84 in addition to minor amounts of C60 only. Upon passage of carbon particles formed by electron beam evaporation through an electrostatic field, fullerenes are mainly isolated from the cathode, not from the anode, which supports the formation of cationic intermediates in fullerene growth mechanisms. The variables thought to be important for fullerene production can be controlled efficiently in the new processes.
Departement: Life Sciences und Facility Management
Organisational Unit: Institute of Chemistry and Biotechnology (ICBT)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1021/j100196a005
ISSN: 1089-5639
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/5445
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