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Diamond from fullerenes

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  • Dr. Manuelnúñez Regueiro

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    1. Centre de Recherches sur les Tres Basses Temperatures, CNPS BP166 Cedex 9, F-38042 Grenoble (France) On sabbatical leave from CNEA and CONICET, Centro Atomico Bariloche, Argentina
    • Centre de Recherches sur les Tres Basses Temperatures, CNPS BP166 Cedex 9, F-38042 Grenoble (France) On sabbatical leave from CNEA and CONICET, Centro Atomico Bariloche, Argentina
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  • The author wishes to thank P. Moncea u and J.-L. Hodeau for their participation in this work and C. Fabre, A. Itassat, A. Zahab and P. Bernier for furnishing us with high-quality fullerene material. [AM SC132]

Abstract

Buckminsterfullerene has been enjoying intense attention from physicists and chemists alike in an attempt to modify and examine it in every possible way. Realistic applications for this form of carbon are, however, few and far between. Recently a group based in Grenoble have shown that it is possible to convert C60 (see Figure) into diamoned. The process and its consequences are discussed.

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