Synthesis of fullerene nanotubes and microtubes for materials storage, delivery and recovery

Kunichi Miyazawa, S. Cha, C. Ringor, J. Okuda, A. Taniguchi, M. Watanabe, M. Tachibana, J. Minato

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Abstract

Tubular, needle-like crystals of C60 with diameters ranging from micro to nano sizes have been synthesized by the liquid-liquid interfacial precipitation (LLIP) method. The C60 nano- and microtubes can absorb various solutions of alcohol and water, showing that they can be promising containers for materials storage and recovery. Further, C60 microtubes vertically aligned on porous alumina membranes have been successfully prepared for the first time by a modified LLIP method. The vertically aligned C60 microtubes will find a variety of application for bio and environmental uses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
JournalNano
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Fullerene
  • Fullerene nanotube
  • Fullerene nanowhisker

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Miyazawa, K., Cha, S., Ringor, C., Okuda, J., Taniguchi, A., Watanabe, M., Tachibana, M., & Minato, J. (2008). Synthesis of fullerene nanotubes and microtubes for materials storage, delivery and recovery. Nano, 3(5), 335-339. https://doi.org/10.1142/S1793292008001167