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Encapsulated Molecules in Carbon Nanotubes: Structure and Properties

  • Richard Russo (a1), Brian W. Smith (a1), B.C. Satishkumar (a1), David E. Luzzi (a2) and Harry C. Dorn (a3)...

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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 self-assemble 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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Encapsulated Molecules in Carbon Nanotubes: Structure and Properties

  • Richard Russo (a1), Brian W. Smith (a1), B.C. Satishkumar (a1), David E. Luzzi (a2) and Harry C. Dorn (a3)...

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