Helical microtubules of graphitic carbon

@article{Iijima1991HelicalMO,
  title={Helical microtubules of graphitic carbon},
  author={Sumio Iijima},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1991},
  volume={354},
  pages={56-58}
}
  • S. Iijima
  • Published 1 November 1991
  • Chemistry
  • Nature
THE synthesis of molecular carbon structures in the form of C60 and other fullerenes1 has stimulated intense interest in the structures accessible to graphitic carbon sheets. Here I report the preparation of a new type of finite carbon structure consisting of needle-like tubes. Produced using an arc-discharge evaporation method similar to that used for fullerene synthesis, the needles grow at the negative end of the electrode used for the arc discharge. Electron microscopy reveals that each… 
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