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Fullerenes: Nanoscale-Ordered Materials

Published Online: 15 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/0470862106.ia368

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry

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2009. Fullerenes: Nanoscale-Ordered Materials. Encyclopedia of Inorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2009


The transport of energy and electrons within nanoscale-ordered materials is critical to the realization of systems for artificial photosynthesis as well as engineering molecular electronics and optoelectronics. Studying multifunctional fullerene nanostructures—their design, synthesis, characterization, and performance—mandates a careful control over composition, interchromophore-separation/angular relationship, overall dynamical and stimulus-induced reorganization, and electronic coupling.


  • fullerenes;
  • solutions;
  • liquid crystals;
  • surfaces;
  • polymers;
  • interfaces;
  • photoactive;
  • electroactive