This work was supported by the Brain-Korea 21 Program of the Korean Ministry of Education and the Hyperstructured Organic Materials Research Center supported by the Korean Science and Engineering Foundation. We thank Dr. S.-H. Yoon for discussions and acknowledge JEOL Co. for assistance with HRTEM.
A Top–Down Approach to Fullerene Fabrication Using a Polymer Nanoparticle Precursor†
Article first published online: 14 OCT 2004
Copyright © 2004 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 16, Issue 18, pages 1650–1653, September, 2004
How to Cite
Jang, J. and Oh , J. H. (2004), A Top–Down Approach to Fullerene Fabrication Using a Polymer Nanoparticle Precursor. Adv. Mater., 16: 1650–1653. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400032
- Issue published online: 14 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 14 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 27 APR 2004
- Manuscript Received: 10 JAN 2004
- Carbon nanotubes;
A novel top–down fabrication of fullerenes using polymer nanoparticles as the precursor is described. Polypyrrole (PPy) nanoparticles with diameters of several nanometers are shown to be transformed into fullerenes by carbonization at around 1000 °C under atmospheric pressure of inert gas. Our concept presents a new method for the fabrication of fullerenes, and may be expanded to the use of new organic nanoparticles as fullerenes.