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High pressure and high temperature induced polymerization of C60 nanotubes
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2011 (English)In: CrystEngComm, ISSN 1466-8033, Vol. 13, no 10, 3600-3605 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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C60 nanotubes with outer diameters ranging from 400–800 nm were polymerized at 1.5 GPa, 573 K and 2.0 GPa, 700 K, respectively. Raman and photoluminescence spectroscopy were employed to characterize the polymeric phases of the treated samples. Both Raman and photoluminescence spectra showed that the C60 nanotubes transformed into the dimer and orthorhombic phases under the two different conditions, respectively. The photoluminescence peaks were tuned from visible to near infrared range. Comparative studies indicated that C60 nanotubes were more difficult to polymerize than bulk C60 material under the same conditions due to the nanoscale size effect in the C60 nanotubes.

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Royal Society of Chemistry , 2011. Vol. 13, no 10, 3600-3605 p.
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Fullerenes, C60, nanotubes, high pressure, polymerization, Raman scattering, X-ray diffraction, linear chains, dimers, photoluminescence
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Condensed Matter Physics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-44204DOI: 10.1039/C0CE00953AOAI: diva2:419163
Swedish Research Council, 621-2010-3732
Available from: 2011-05-25 Created: 2011-05-25 Last updated: 2015-09-28Bibliographically approved

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