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In situ observations of fullerene fusion and ejection in carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

We present insitu experimental observations of fullerenes seamlessly fusing to single-walled carbon nanotubes. The morphing-entry of a fullerene to the interior of a nanotube is also captured. The confined (1D) motion of the newly-encapsulated fullerene within its host attests to the actual change from the exterior to interior.

Graphical abstract: In situ observations of fullerene fusion and ejection in carbon nanotubes

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The article was received on 21 Jun 2010, accepted on 21 Jul 2010 and first published on 16 Aug 2010


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00426J
Citation: Nanoscale, 2010,2, 2077-2079
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    In situ observations of fullerene fusion and ejection in carbon nanotubes

    S. Gorantla, F. Börrnert, A. Bachmatiuk, M. Dimitrakopoulou, R. Schönfelder, F. Schäffel, J. Thomas, T. Gemming, E. Borowiak-Palen, J. H. Warner, B. I. Yakobson, J. Eckert, B. Büchner and M. H. Rümmeli, Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 2077
    DOI: 10.1039/C0NR00426J

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