Assembly of fullerene nanoparticles using a liquid-liquid interface

Rinko Kudo, Jun Matsui, Takahiro Yokoyama, Akito Masuhara, Hitoshi Kasai, Hidetoshi Oikawa, Tokuji Miyashita

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Fullerene (C60) nanoparticles were assembled in two-dimension using a liquid-liquid interface. C60 nanoparticles dispersed in ethyl lactate/water solution were added to a glass vessel. Then, hexane was added to the dispersion solution to create the liquid-liquid interface. C60 nanocrystals were assembled at the interface, when ethanol was added to the water dispersion-hexane solution. The assembled film was transferred onto a solid substrate and the film morphology was observed by a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and atomic force microscope (AFM).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68/[408]-72/[412]
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Liquid-liquid interface
  • orientation
  • single-walled carbon nanotubes


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