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Fullerenes, nanotubes, onions and related carbon structures

Rao, CNR and Seshadri, Ram and Govindaraj, A and Sen, Rahul (1995) Fullerenes, nanotubes, onions and related carbon structures. In: Materials Science and Engineering, 15 (6). pp. 209-262.

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Fullerenes, containing five- and six-membered carbon rings, of which $C_{60}$ and $C_{70}$ are the prominent members, exhibit phase transitions associated with orientational ordering. When $C_{60}$ is suitably doped with electrons, it shows novel superconducting and magnetic properties. We review these and other properties of fullerenes in bulk or in film form along with the preparative and structural aspects. Carbon nanotubes and onions (hyperfullerenes) are the other forms of carbon whose material properties have aroused considerable interest. Besides discussing these new forms of carbon, we briefly introduce other possible forms, such as those involving five-, six- and seven-membered rings and hybrids between diamond and graphite.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials Science and Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Additional Information: Copyright belongs to Elsevier B.V.
Keywords: Fullerenes;Nanotubes;Hyperfullerenes;Superconductivity;Magnetism
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:46
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/14379

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