Title

Reactor R&D: Effect of Plasma Additives on Endohedral Metallofullerene and Empty-Cage Fullerenes

Document Type

Presentation

Presentation Date

10-4-2016

Conference Name

PRiME (Pacific Rim Meeting on Electrochemical and Solid State Science)

Conference Location

Honolulu, Hawaii

Abstract

Metallofullerenes encapsulating metallic nitride clusters represent exciting molecules for fundamental study and application development. Mixed-metal nitride clusters are also of interest due to their dissimilar metals. The first step in providing these endohedrals to the scientific community is their synthesis, such as in an electric-arc reactor. Our hypothesis is that we can tune the fullerene product distribution in soot by varying the chemicals that we add to cored graphite rods. In this presentation, our results will demonstrate that plasma additives do permit us to selectively make different types of fullerenes.

Disciplines

Chemistry

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