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Abstract: The fullerene C60 nanowires, which possess a highly unusual morphologyfeatured by a prism-like central core and three nanobelt-like wings joinedalong the growth direction to give an overall Y-shaped cross section, have beenstudied. The experimental observation coupled with theoretical calculation haveenabled us to elucidate both the role of the fullerene and of the solvent inthe crystallization process, thus opening up an opportunity for the in-depthunderstanding of the crystal growth mechanism. More generally, the methoddeveloped in this work could be extended into understanding the growth of otherinorganic nanowires that have both host and guest molecules involved in theircrystal lattices.



Author: Junfeng Geng, Ilia A. Solov'yov, Wuzong Zhou, Andrey V. Solov'yov, Brian F. G. Johnson

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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