Accession Number : ADA294793

Title :   Science and Technology of Fullerene Materials. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Held in Boston, Massachusetts on November 28-December 2, 1994. Volume 359,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Bernier, Patrick ; Bethune, Donald S. ; Chiang, Long Y. ; Ebbesen, Thomas W. ; Metzger, Robert M.

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Report Date : 02 DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 573

Abstract : This volume contains the proceedings of the symposium 'Science and Technology of fullerene Materials,' held at the 1994 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston from November 28 to December 2. This symposium was international in character, and was planned to provide a multidisciplinary discussion of all levels of fullerene-based materials science, with a special focus on new technological advances in the development and application of fullerenes and related materials. The symposium comprised 21 invited talks and 113 contributed oral and poster presentations, broadly covering both experimental and theoretical results of the ongoing efforts to create, characterize, and find applications for fullerenes and related novel carbon materials. The diversity of conditions leading to fullerene formation was demonstrated by reports showing that flame production of fullerenes is quite practical, that a solar furnace can make fullerenes, and that fullerenes are prominent in certain regions of ordinary candle flames. Similarly, production of carbon nanotubes was reported not only in cathodic deposits, but also in flame soots, pyrolysis products of hydrocarbons, soot produced by laser vaporization of graphite, and in arc fullerene generators with added metal catalysts. Other nanotube papers focused on purification and on field emission from nanotube tips as a factor controlling the arc plasma during growth and a potentially useful phenomenon enabling fabrication of novel cold cathode field emitters. Fullerene-like particles and nanotubes based on non-carbon layer compounds such BN and MoS and its analogs were reported. jg p.12

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *FULLERENES, *CARBON, METALS, SOOT, SYMPOSIA, PRODUCTION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS), GRAPHITE, MOLYBDENUM, LASERS, FIELD EMISSION, HYDROCARBONS, CATALYSTS, FLAMES, EMITTERS, SULFIDES, PYROLYSIS, VAPORIZATION, TUBES, COLD CATHODE TUBES, BORON NITRIDES, CANDLES, SOLAR FURNACES.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE