Curling and closure of graphitic networks under electron-beam irradiation

@article{Ugarte1992CurlingAC,
  title={Curling and closure of graphitic networks under electron-beam irradiation},
  author={Daniel Ugarte},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={359},
  pages={707-709}
}
  • D. Ugarte
  • Published 22 October 1992
  • Materials Science
  • Nature
THE discovery1 of buckminsterfullerene (C60) and its production in macroscopic quantities2 has stimulated a great deal of research. More recently, attention has turned towards other curved graphitic networks, such as the giant fullerenes (Cn, n > 100)3,4 and carbon nanotubes5–8. A general mechanism has been proposed9 in which the graphitic sheets bend in an attempt to eliminate the highly energetic dangling bonds present at the edge of the growing structure. Here, I report the response of… 
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