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Issue 10, 2010
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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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Submitted
21 Jun 2010
Accepted
21 Jul 2010
First published
16 Aug 2010

Nanoscale, 2010,2, 2077-2079
Article type
Communication

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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