Creation of novel structured nanocarbons based on plasma technology

Rikizo Hatakeyama, Takamichi Hirata, Wataru Oohara, Toshiaki Kato, Takeshi Izumida

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Original approaches using plasma processing technology have been performed in order to develop fullerene- and nanotube-based materials with new functions, where various kinds of plasma sources are devised: pair-ion plasma, alkali-fullerene plasma, and radio-frequency reactive plasma. As a result of the process control of these plasmas we have succeeded in creating novel structured nano carbons such as fullerene dimers, alkali-metal encapsulated fullerenes, individually-aligned pristine single-walled carbon nanotubes, and alkali-metal and/or fullerene encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalShinku/Journal of the Vacuum Society of Japan
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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