Fullerenes

Chemistry and physics of fullerenes.


A fullerene is a special modification of carbon: a carbon allotrop composed entirely of carbon in the form of a hollow sphere (buckyball), a ellipsoid, a tube (nanotubes), or a plane (graphene).

The best known representatives of this group is the C60 fullerene, also Buckminster fullerene or - due to its structure - called soccer ball molecule.

Online available information resources about fullerenes.



Content:


Current Articles
General Information
Lecture Notes, Tutorials
Special Information
Historical Facts and Documents
Nomenclature
Data and Databases
Dissertations
Articles and Reports
Organisations



Current Articles



Buckyball Molecules Grow
Buckyballs: Live Images from the Nano-cosmos

Researchers watch layers of football molecules grow.

Image: This is an artist's impression of the multilayer growth of buckyballs.

[Credit: Nicola Kleppmann/Technical University Berlin, Germany]






General Information


Applications of Fullerenes
Basic information on fullerenes

The Discovery of Fullerenes
Article - Format: PDF



Lecture Notes, Tutorials


Fullerenes
An introduction

Fullerenes
Applications and generalizations - Format: PDF

Fullerenes
Lecture notes: fullerene science module

Fullerenes and Buckyballs
The state molecule of Texas - Format: PDF



Special Information


Alkali-doped fullerenes
Basic information. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research

Computation of the Configurational Descriptors of C60 and C70 Derivatives
... with a Chiral Functionalization Pattern

Diffraction and Interference with Fullerenes
Wave-particle duality of C60



Historical Facts and Documents


A brief history of C60
Basic information. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research

Buckminster Fuller
A short page about Buckminster Fuller (Bucky)

Nobel Prize 1996
... for the discovery of fullerenes. The Nobel Foundation



Nomenclature


Fullerenes
Nomenclature for the C60-Ih and C70-D5h(6) Fullerenes

Numbering of Fullerenes
IUPAC Recommendations



Data and Databases


Fullerene Library
VRML gallery of Fullerenes

Fullerene Structure Library
... and fullerene gallery



Dissertations


Endohedral Fullerenes for Quantum Computing
This work investigates the properties of nitrogen and phosphorous encapsulated in the Buckminster-fullerene C60 for an application as qubits in a quantum computer. Dissertation, 2003. FU Berlin

Fullerenes in Liquids
Multiscale modeling and simulation of fullerenes in liquids.. Dissertation, ETH Zürich, 2009, DOI: 10.3929/ethz-a-005772771

Photoionisation and Photofragmentation
... of Fullerenes. Dissertation, 2006. TU Berlin



Articles and Reports


Fullerenes
Serving up Buckyballs on a silver platter

Layered Footballs
First two-dimensional organic metal made of fullerenes

Synthesis with a Template
Carbon-free fullerene analogue.



Organisations


Cluster Science Collaboration
... CSC is an academic interest group at Michigan State University promoting fundamental research in atomic clusters




Related Books and Scientific Literature: Fullerenes


Book recommendation

Serena Margadonna

Fullerene-Related Materials: Recent Advances in Their Chemistry and Physics

"Fullerene-Related Materials" provides an in-depth coverage of the essential breakthroughs in the Chemistry and Physics of fullerene related materials over the last five years. Split into two volumes, it includes materials such as: Metal intercalated fullerides; Endohedral fullerenes; Higher fullerenes; and Non-conventional carbon cages. Volume 1 explores the structural, electronic and magnetic phase diagrams of fullerene derivatives and pays special attention to metal intercalated fullerenes. Volume 2 covers the recent advances in synthesis, reactivity and applications of fullerene related materials. These volumes form an invaluable resource for academics and researchers in the field of functional molecular materials and also material scientists who are looking into implementing fullerene compounds in different types of devices.

Springer; 2008





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Last update 16.11.2016

Keywords: Fullerenes, chemistry, structure, properties, buckminster, buckyball, C60, C70





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