2nd Edition

Fullerene Nanowhiskers

ISBN 9789814774871
Published February 25, 2019 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
326 Pages

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Book Description

Fullerenes became a new member of carbon allotropes in addition to diamond and graphite after the discovery of C60 (carbon 60) by Kroto et al. in 1985. The model of C60 was first proposed by Osawa in 1970. C60 is a hollow spherical molecule composed of 60 carbon atoms that contains 12 five-membered rings and 20 six-membered rings and has the same structure as a soccer ball. In 2001, C60 fullerene nanowhiskers (FNWs), which are single-crystal nanowhiskers solely composed of C60 molecules, were discovered in a colloidal solution of lead zirconate titanate (PZT) with added C60. This book focuses on the synthesis of FNWs, fullerene nanotubes, and fullerene nanosheets and describes the structural, mechanical, semiconducting, and thermal properties, as well as bio-related and solar applications of FNWs and related fullerene nanomaterials.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Kun’ichi Miyazawa

Growth, Structures, and Mechanical Properties of Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Masaru Tachibana

Growth Study of C60 Fullerene Nanowhiskers Synthesized by The Dynamic LLIP method

Kun’ichi Miyazawa

Preparation and Characterization of Fullerene Derivatives and Their Nanowhiskers

Shigeo Nakamura, Kun’ichi Miyazawa, and Tadahiko Mashino

Interactions of Fullerene C60 in Pyridine Solutions

Dorra Mahdaoui and Kun’ichi Miyazawa

Morphological Controls of Fullerene Nanowhiskers and Nanotubes

Cherry L. Ringor, Katherine M. Calamba, Chelo S. Pascua and Kun’ichi Miyazawa

Fabrication, Characterization, Hybridization, and Assembly of C60 Fine Crystals

Kazuki Umemoto, Keiji Shito, Masaki Takeda, and Akito Masuhara

In situ Transmission Electron Microscopy of Fullerene Nanowhiskers and Related Carbon Nanomaterials

Tokushi Kizuka

Surface Nanocharacterization of Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Daisuke Fujita

Field Electron Emission from Heat-Treated C60 Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Koji Asaka

Superconducting Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Hiroyuki Takeya, Kun’ichi Miyazawa, Yoshihiko Takano

Magnetic Alignment of Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Guangzhe Piao, Fumiko Kimura, Tsunehisa Kimura

Interaction of Organic Molecules with Fullerenes and Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Hideo Hashizume

Bio-Related Applications of Fullerene Nanowhiskers and Related Assemblies: Cell Culture, Sensing and Supramolecular Differentiation

Lok Kumar Shrestha and Katsuhiko Ariga

Fullerene Hybrid Nanomaterials and Their Application in Photovoltaics

Takatsugu Wakahara and Kun’ichi Miyazawa

Electronics Device Application of Fullerene Nanowhiskers

Yuichi Ochiai and Nobuyuki Aoki

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Kun’ichi Miyazawa received his D.E. from the University of Tokyo in 1987. He is engaged in the study of fullerene nanowhiskers and related fullerene nanomaterials as well as the characterization of fuel cell catalysts at the Tokyo University of Science.

Yuichi Ochiai received his D.S. from Tokyo University of Education in 1976. Since 1997, he is a professor at Chiba University, where he studies quantum transport nanomaterials, especially semiconductor-related carbon fullerene as an important near-future material.

Masaru Tachibana is a professor at Yokohama City University. He studies the synthesis of novel nanocarbons and their mechanical, electrical, and optical properties, as well as organic materials, including protein crystals.

Tokushi Kizuka received his D.E. from the University of Tokyo in 1991 and has developed in situ transmission electron microscopy to study the atomistic behavior and characteristics of nanocarbon materials.

Shigeo Nakamura received his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1994. Since 2011, he is engaged in the synthesis of fullerene derivatives with biological activities at Nippon Medical School.