Carbon clusters

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Carbon clusters are strongly bound clusters that cause great sensation among contemporary cluster researchers. Carbon is veritably one of the most abundant elements and is the first stable element that may be applied in fusion reactions. Carbon easily nucleates to form clusters. Currently, the fullerenes or carbon with 24 or greater number of atoms have gained special attention because of their pure chemical and physical properties. In particular, C60 is being studied for its superconducting capabilities when doped with alkalis. However, further years of research before fullerenes will be fully comprehended.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Chemical Physics
Number of pages26
StatePublished - 1994

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Funding Information:
The research has been supported by the James Franck Foundation. The Farkas Center is supported by the Minerva Gesellschaft für die Forschung GmbH, München. The authors thank their co-workers Dr. Cross, Dr. Saunders, Dr. de Vries, and Dr. Campbell for some of the work on endohedral fullerenes described here. We would like to thank Dr. Anderson, Dr. Barrow, Dr. Böhme, Dr. Bowers, Dr. Campbell, Dr. Compton, Dr. Dunbar, Dr. Echt, Dr. Hansen, Dr. Hvelplund, Dr. Kolodney, Dr. Klots, Dr. Laskin, Dr. Levine, Dr. Maier, Dr. Märk, Dr. Martin, Dr. Matt, Dr. Oref, Dr. Scheier, and Dr. Scuseria for very helpful discussions.


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