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|Title: ||FULLERENE: A GIFT OF NANOSCIENCE|
|Authors: ||TEDLAMELEKOT, FERESENEBET|
|Date Added: ||6-Sep-2007 |
|Abstract: ||Over past two decades a revolution has taken place in the miniaturization of device
technology for low cost and maximum efficiency. New materials are explored through
intensive research and outcome is nanoscsle devices. It all the rapid growth of nanomatreials
and technology follows thereafter. In this dissertation our interest is to throw some light on
such an industrially potential nanomaterial called FULLERENE.
The discovery of Fullerenes gave a whole new insight into carbon materials, particularly
graphitic ones. The C60 structure followed geometric principles and this made people realize
that a great variety of hollow, closed carbon structures, including carbon nanotubes, could be
made based on the same principles.
Carbon nanotubes have an interesting property that they are predicted to be either semiconducting
or conducting depending on the chirality’s and diameter of the nanotube. They
are expected to be conductive additives to plastics and for use in electrochemical
applications. Another approach is to use the carbon nanotube as a template for a nanotube of
an inorganic oxide. Thus, nanotubes offer exciting possibilities in the material, chemical and
Fullerene and fullerene based nanomaterials have highly promising future application and
tremendous impact in modern civilization. Therefore the main objectives of this project
are to focus on some relevant issues like:
What is fullerene and fullerene based martial-carbon nanotubes?
How to deal with the important concepts in structure of fullerene and carbon
How to synthesis fullerene and carbon nanotube?
Why fullerene and carbon nanotube are extraordinary?
How they find potential applications and utilities in every sphere of life and
How one can image and probe nanostructures like fullerenr and carbon
|Description: ||A Graduate Project Submitted to
The School of Graduate Studies of
Addis Ababa University
In Partial Fulfillment of
The Requirements for the Degree of
Masters of Science in Physics|
|Appears in:||Thesis - Physics|
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