From Small Fullerenes to Superlattices: Science and Applications

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Patrice Melinon, Bruno Masenelli
CRC Press, Aug 29, 2012 - Science - 342 pages
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Recently, carbon and silicon research has seen an outburst of new structures, experimentally observed or theoretically predicted (e.g., small fullerenes, heterofullerenes, schwarzite, and clathrates) with attractive properties. This book reviews these exotic futuristic species and their potential applications and critically examines the predicting models and the possible routes for their synthesis. The book starts with a review of 2D and 3D crystals based on carbon and/or silicon. The second part of the book is devoted to the description at the nanoscale of the new structures and complex architectures that ensue from them. The originality of the book lies in the fact that it deals with these scarcely evoked structures. The book is, therefore, complementary to the wide existing literature dedicated to popular nanostructures such as graphene, nanotube, and fullerenes.


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Bruno Masenelli is assistant professor at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon. Patrice Mélinon is the director of research at the National Center for Scientific Research. He has published more than 170 papers, gaining more than 3,500 citations.

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