This book provides detailed knowledge about fullerene nanowhiskers and the related low-dimensional fullerene nanomaterials. It introduces tubular nanofibers made of fullerenes, fullerene nanotubes, and single crystalline thin film made of C60, called fullerene nanosheet.
Since the discovery of C60 in 1985, various fullerene molecules, including higher fullerenes such as C70, endohedral fullerenes, and fullerene derivatives have been synthesized. In 2001, a new form of crystalline carbon nanofiber, fullerene nanowhisker, was discovered. This book is the first publication featuring the fullerene nanowhiskers made of C60, C70, and C60 derivatives. The synthetic method (liquid–liquid interfacial precipitation method) and the physical and chemical properties such as electrical, mechanical, optical, magnetic, thermodynamic, and surface properties are shown for the fullerene nanowhiskers, including their electronic device application.
Table of Contents
Growth, Structure, Mechanical, Optical, Surface and Thermodynamic Properties of Fullerene Nanowhiskers and Fullerene Derivative Nanowhiskers
Fabrication of Vertically Aligned Fullerene Microtubes, Metal-Ions-Incorporated Fullerene Nanowhiskers and Fullerene Nanosheets
In situ Transmission Electron Microcopy of Fullerene Nanowhiskers. Magnetic Alignment of Fullerene Nanowhiskers
Electronics Device Application of Fullerene Nanowhiskers
Dr. Kun’ichi Miyazawa received a D.E. degree from The University of Tokyo in 1987. He was a lecturer in the School of Engineering at The University of Tokyo, from 1989 to 2002, and moved to the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in 2002. He is currently engaged in the synthesis, characterization, and application of low-dimensional fullerene nanomaterials such as fullerene nanowhiskers, fullerene nanotubes, and fullerene nanosheets.
"If we defined nanocarbons such as CNTs and graphene as connected polymers, then fullerene nanowiskers and their families can be regarded as supermolecules based on a non-covalent assembly. Therefore the latter objects have huge flexibility and variety in their structures and functions. This book is full of bright future possibilities of fullerene nanowhiskers, the carbon supermolecules, and I strongly recommend it to readers."
—Dr. Katsuhiko Ariga - National Institute for Materials Science, Japan