Neutron-irradiation catalyzed synthesis of novel carbon nanomaterials

Wenbin Cao, Xingfa Gao, Li Qu, Zhenlin Chen, Genmei Xing, Jun Tang, Huan Meng, Zhen Chen, Yuliang Zhao

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It was found that Sc2@C84 or Sc2O 3 could be "kicked" into the cavities of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by reactor neutrons. Neutron irradiation also efficiently induces coalescing reactions between two fullerene cages with an atom-spacer, forming a C2m =C=C2n type of carbon nanomaterials. This process provides a new subject of studying interactions (and their consequences) of neutrons with nanoparticles, which may put new insights for neutron sciences.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-614
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pollution
  • Spectroscopy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis


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