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Formation and growth of carbon nanostructures: fullerenes, nanoparticles, nanotubes and cones

Institute of Spectroscopy, Russian Academy of Sciences, ul. Fizicheskaya 5, Troitsk, Moscow, 108840, Russian Federation

Various formation models for fullerenes and other carbon nanostructures are reviewed. The formation models considered include fullerene assembling from graphite sheets, ’nautilus’ model, assemblage from clusters, ’fullerene road’, and carbon cluster annealing. The selection of magic fullerenes and fullerene isomers is discussed. Carbon nanoparticle formation mechanisms are analyzed and their relation to fullerene formation mechanisms is outlined. Molecular dynamics simulation of the possible mechanisms of nanoparticle formation is considered and possible growth nuclei and growth mechanisms for single- and multishell nanotubes and for carbon cones are discussed. Some promising techniques intended for fabrication of carbon-containing nanoobjects were described.

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PACS: 61.46.+w, 68.70.+w, 85.42.+m (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU1997v040n07ABEH000253
Citation: Lozovik Yu E, Popov A M "Formation and growth of carbon nanostructures: fullerenes, nanoparticles, nanotubes and cones" Phys. Usp. 40 717–737 (1997)
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PT Journal Article
TI Formation and growth of carbon nanostructures: fullerenes, nanoparticles, nanotubes and cones
AU Lozovik Yu E
FAU Lozovik YE
AU Popov A M
FAU Popov AM
DP 10 Jul, 1997
TA Phys. Usp.
VI 40
IP 7
PG 717-737
RX 10.1070/PU1997v040n07ABEH000253
SO Phys. Usp. 1997 Jul 10;40(7):717-737

Оригинал: Лозовик Ю Е, Попов А М «Образование и рост углеродных наноструктур — фуллеренов, наночастиц, нанотрубок и конусов» УФН 167 751–774 (1997); DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.0167.199707d.0751

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