Transition metal surface decorated fullerenes as possible catalytic agents for the creation of single walled nanotubes of uniform diameter

P. R. Birkett*, A. J. Cheetham, B. R. Eggen, J. P. Hare, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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Abstract

In a recent paper, Thess et al. described the formation of single wall nanotubes of a quite uniform diameter, ca. 1.36 nm, and in good yield by laser-vaporising graphite in the presence of Ni and Co. We suggest that a layer of Ni/Co atoms, adsorbed on to the surface of C60, provides a plausible catalyst template for this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-114
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume281
Issue number1-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
We thank the Royal Society and the EPSRC for financial support.

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