Electrons' eyeview of buckytubes and friends

Xiwei Lin, Yun Yu Wang, X. K. Wang, A. Yee, Vinayak P. Dravid, Robert P. H. Chang, J. B. Ketterson

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Synthesis, characterization, and properties of graphite tubules (buckytubes) and their derivatives are reported based from transmission electron microscopy (TEM) observations. The proposed mechanism that buckytubes act as precursors to closed shell fullerene (buckyballs) formation is indirectly confirmed with a set of critical arc evaporation experiments using residue-rod as starting anode for fullerene production. A clear correlation was found between the amount of buckytubes in the rod and the fullerene yield.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America
PublisherPubl by San Francisco Press Inc
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting Microscopy Society of America - Cincinnati, OH, USA
Duration: Aug 1 1993Aug 6 1993


OtherProceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting Microscopy Society of America
CityCincinnati, OH, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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