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Rotating fullerene chains in carbon nanopeapods.

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The rotation of fullerene chains in SWNT peapods is studied using low-voltage high resolution transmission electron microscopy. Anisotropic fullerene chain structures (i.e., C300) are formed in situ in carbon nanopeapods via electron beam induced coalescence of individual fullerenes (i.e., C60). A low electron accelerating voltage of 80 kV is used to prevent damage to the SWNT. The large asymmetric C300 fullerene structure exhibits translational motion inside the SWNT and unique corkscrew lik...

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10.1021/nl801149z

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Journal:
Nano letters
Volume:
8
Issue:
8
Pages:
2328-2335
Publication date:
2008-08-01
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EISSN:
1530-6992
ISSN:
1530-6984
Source identifiers:
3938
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:3938
UUID:
uuid:924e2142-f9f7-41ea-ad66-4bdd9ae3f301
Local pid:
pubs:3938
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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