Insertion of C60 into multi-wall carbon nanotubes - A synthesis of C60@MWCNT

Toni Fröhlich, Peter Scharff, Willy Schliefke, Henry Romanus, Vinay Gupta, Carmen Siegmund, Oliver Ambacher, Lothar Spiess

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The insertion of C60 into multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) was studied. The commercial C60-nanotubes was added to the opened MWCNTs ina weight ratio of 1 to 7. The mixture was afterwards sonicated in toluene for 12 min and air dried. It was found that the diffusion of C 60 took place through the open tube ends, and when the diameter of the innermost graphite tube was about 2 nm, the fullerenes tend to form zigzag chains.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)2759-2762
Number of pages4
Issue number12-13
StatePublished - 2004


  • A. Carbon nanotubes, Fullerene
  • B. Intercalation
  • C. Transmission electron microscopy


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