Synthesis of diamond by electron irradiation of C60 intercalated graphite

Vinay Gupta, Peter Scharff, Norio Miura

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Upon electron irradiation, C60 intercalated graphite was converted to diamond at only 200 kV accelerated electron beam irradiation, without the application of high pressure and temperature in a hydrogen free environment. This process took only few minutes. Conjugation of all-three carbon allotropes was observed during the decomposition of C60 intercalated graphite in diamond films.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)3259-3261
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number26
StatePublished - Nov 2005


  • Diamond
  • Fullerenes
  • Graphite
  • Irradiation
  • Thin films


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