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dc.contributor.advisor Wilson, Lon J.
dc.creatorDiener, Michael Daniel
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T06:52:30Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T06:52:30Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/19151
dc.description.abstract A process for purification of the previously insoluble empty fullerenes and endohedral metallofullerenes was developed, based on sublimation from the soot and subsequent solubilization by electrochemical reduction. The newly purified fullerenes were shown to have small gaps between filled and unfilled electronic states. They are expected to be amphoteric, and have been observed to transfer electrons to the traditionally soluble fullerenes. Isolation of anionic endohedral metallofullerenes by chromatographic methods similar to those used for empty fullerenes was demonstrated. Also, wavelength and distance resolved fast photography of laser--ablated HOPG elucidated the interactions between emitting carbon species in different components of the resulting plume.
dc.format.extent 145 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectInorganic chemistry
Physical chemistry
Engineering
Materials science
dc.title Purification of small bandgap fullerenes
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Chemistry
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Diener, Michael Daniel. "Purification of small bandgap fullerenes." (1997) Diss., Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/19151.


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