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dc.contributor.advisor Halas, Naomi J.
dc.creatorAveritt, Richard Douglas
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:14:07Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:14:07Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/13807
dc.description.abstract A method is described which utilizes the difference in vapor pressure between C$\sb{60}$ and heavier fullerenes to produce C$\sb{60}$ powder with a purity of 99.97%. Using the material from this process allows for the growth of high purity polycrystalline C$\sb{60}$ thin films. These films are characterized using Raman spectroscopy and temperature dependent photoluminescence. The temperature dependence of the photoluminescence spectra indicates that both intermolecular and intramolecular processes are involved in the radiative recombination of the excited states. A model is proposed to describe the temperature dependence of the photoluminescence. A possible interpretation of this model is that there is a barrier to the formation of self trapped excitons.
dc.format.extent 103 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectCondensed matter physics
Molecular physics
Optics
dc.title Buckminsterfullerene purification and buckminsterfullerene film characterization
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Averitt, Richard Douglas. "Buckminsterfullerene purification and buckminsterfullerene film characterization." (1994) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/13807.


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