Molecular motion of endohedral fullerenes in single-walled carbon nanotubes.


Spherical carbon cages of fullerene molecules interact by van der Waals forces to form close-packed arrangements in the solid state, such as the face-centered cubic lattice formed by C60 at room temperature. [1] Owing to the low directionality and low energy of the interfullerene interactions neutral fullerene molecules (such as C60) are freely rotating in… (More)


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