Onion-Like Inorganic Fullerenes

Authored by: Christian Chang , Beate Patzer , Detlev Sülzle

2 Handbook of Nanophysics

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  September  2010

Print ISBN: 9781420075540
eBook ISBN: 9781420075557
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Molecules that consist of atoms forming a closed cage have been known for a long time. However, it was not until the discovery of the famous C60 molecule, which represented the hitherto unknown third allotropic and the first molecular form of carbon, that a tremendous growth of interest in similar species was initiated and a whole new branch of molecular physics, chemistry, and material sciences was thrown open.

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