Departmental Papers (MSE)

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Conference Paper

Date of this Version

April 2001

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Copyright Materials Research Society. Reprinted from MRS Proceedings Volume 675.
2001 Spring Meeting Symposium W
Nanotubes, Fullerenes, Nanostructured and Disordered Carbon
Publisher URL: http://www.mrs.org/members/proceedings/spring2001/w/W1_3.pdf

Abstract

We encapsulate a number of fullerenes inside single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) including La2@C80 and ErxSc3-xN@C80(x=0-3). The structural properties of these nanoscopic hybrid materials are described using high resolution transmission electron microscopy and electron diffraction. It is found that the encapsulated fullerenes selfassemble into long, one-dimensional chains. The thermal stability of these supramolecular assemblies are studied and large variations are found. The behavior is nominally consistent with the mass of the encapsulated metallofullerenes.

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Date Posted: 01 November 2004

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