Accession Number : ADA299167

Title :   Symposium G: Fullerenes and Related Materials. Fall Meeting of the Materials Research Society Held in Boston, Massachusetts in 29 November-3 December 1993,

Corporate Author : MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s) : Compton, R. N. ; Hebard, A. F. ; Shinohara, H. N. ; Weaver, J. H.

PDF Url : ADA299167

Report Date : 03 DEC 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The Fullerenes and Related Materials Symposium began with a brief history of the fullerene field and its role in the MRS Fall Meeting, where the very first results in this new field exploded onto the scene three years ago. The Fall 1993 meeting represented an opportunity to reflect on how the field has developed and where it may be headed. A number of speakers addressed the general question, "What are C60 and other fullerenes good for? " Among those applications mentioned were lubricants, storage batteries, diamond films, hydrogen storage, ink additives, superconductors, and rocket propulsions. One group reported that fullerenes " .... work well as a lubricant in low humidity vacuums and may be a candidate for precision lubrication uses in space." The authors further report that the fullerene molecules loosely bond together to form "clusters" resembling blackberries. When the pressure and friction grew great enough to collapse these clusters, the remaining individual spherical molecules continued to provide the rolling, lubrication effect. jg p.2

Descriptors :   *FULLERENES, *CARBON, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, SYMPOSIA, MOLECULES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SUPERCONDUCTORS, VACUUM, FILMS, DIAMONDS, HYDROGEN, CLUSTERING, PRECISION, PRESSURE, STORAGE BATTERIES, ADDITIVES, STORAGE, FRICTION, LUBRICANTS, LUBRICATION, ROCKET PROPULSION, ANTIFRICTION BEARINGS, INKS, LOW HUMIDITY.

Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
      Physical Chemistry
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Lubricants and Hydraulic Fluids

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