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Fullerene Nanowhiskers

by Kun'ichi Miyazawa

"If we defined nanocarbons such as CNTs and graphene as connected polymers, then fullerene nanowiskers and their families can be regarded as supermolecules based on a non-covalent assembly. Therefore the latter objects have huge flexibility and variety in their structures and functions. This book is full of bright future possibilities of fullerene nanowhiskers, the carbon supermolecules, and I strongly recommend it to readers."

Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814241854
  • Subject: Nanomaterials and Nanostructures
  • Published: October 2011
  • Pages: 242

This book provides the detailed knowledge about fullerene nanowhiskers and the related low-dimensional fullerene nanomaterials. It also introduces tubular nanofibers made of fullerenes, “fullerene nanotubes,” as well as the single crystalline thin film made of C60, called “fullerene nanosheet.”

Since the discovery of C60 in 1985, various fullerene molecules, including higher fullerenes such as C70, endohedral fullerenes, and fullerene derivatives have been synthesized. In 2001, a new form of crystalline carbon nanofiber, “fullerene nanowhisker,” was discovered. This book is the first publication featuring the fullerene nanowhiskers made of C60, C70, and C60 derivatives and so forth. The synthetic method (liquid–liquid interfacial precipitation method) and the physical and chemical properties such as electrical, mechanical, optical, magnetic, thermodynamic, and surface properties are shown for the fullerene nanowhiskers, including their electronic device application.

For a short video by the author, Prof. Miyazawa, please click here (in Japanese only).