Stabilization of linear carbon structures in a solid Ag nanoparticle assembly

@article{Casari2007StabilizationOL,
  title={Stabilization of linear carbon structures in a solid Ag nanoparticle assembly},
  author={Carlo Spartaco Casari and Vera Russo and Andrea Li Bassi and Carlo Enrico Bottani and Franco Cataldo and Andrea Lucotti and Matteo Tommasini and Mirella del Zoppo and Chiara Castiglioni and Giuseppe Zerbi},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={90},
  pages={013111}
}
Linear sp carbon nanostructures are gathering interest for the physical properties of one-dimensional systems. At present, the main obstacle to the synthesis and study of these systems is their instability. Here the authors present a simple method to obtain a solid system where linear sp chains (i.e., polyynes) in a silver nanoparticle assembly display a long term stability at ambient conditions. The presence and the behavior of linear carbon are investigated by surface enhanced Raman… 

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