Structure and morphology characteristics of fullerene C 60 nanotubes fabricated with N -Methyl-2-pyrrolidone as a good solvent

Yongtao Qu, Wenwen Yu, Shaocen Liang, Shaoxiang Li, Jian Zhao, Guangzhe Piao*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Fullerene C 60 nanotubes (FNTs) were prepared via liquid-liquid interfacial precipitation using N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) as solvent and isopropyl alcohol (IPA) as precipitation agent at 8°C. C 60- saturated NMP solutions were exposed to visible light to promote the growth of FNTs. Scanning electron microscopy revealed that fibers prepared in the NMP/IPA system show three different morphologies. On the basis of the different morphologies of fullerene C60 nanofibers (FNFs), a possible growth mechanism to describe the formation process of FNTs is proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number706293
JournalJournal of Nanomaterials
Volume2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Structure and morphology characteristics of fullerene C 60 nanotubes fabricated with N -Methyl-2-pyrrolidone as a good solvent'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this