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Molecular bearings of finite carbon nanotubes and fullerenes in ensemble rolling motion

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Abstract

A carbonaceous bearing of a minimal form has been assembled using a finite carbon nanotube molecule and a functionalised fullerene molecule. With the van der Waals attraction, the bearing holds the fullerene journal tightly to prevent its run-out motion, and the journal with a shaft rolls anisotropically in the bearing despite the tight holding constraint. Ensemble motion has been revealed spectroscopically at the molar quantity level.

Graphical abstract: Molecular bearings of finite carbon nanotubes and fullerenes in ensemble rolling motion

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The article was received on 08 Dec 2012, accepted on 08 Jan 2013 and first published on 09 Jan 2013


Article type: Edge Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3SC22181D
Chem. Sci., 2013,4, 1293-1297

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    Molecular bearings of finite carbon nanotubes and fullerenes in ensemble rolling motion

    H. Isobe, S. Hitosugi, T. Yamasaki and R. Iizuka, Chem. Sci., 2013, 4, 1293
    DOI: 10.1039/C3SC22181D

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