Highly Enhanced Luminescence from Single-Crystalline C60·1m-xylene Nanorods
2006 (English)In: Chemistry of Materials, ISSN 0897-4756, Vol. 18, no 17, 4190-4194 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Single-crystalline C60â1m-xylene nanorods with a hexagonal structure were successfully synthesized
by evaporating a C60 solution in m-xylene at room temperature. The ratio of the length to the diameter
of the nanorods can be controlled in the range of 10 to over 1000 for different applications. The
photoluminescence (PL) intensity of the nanorods is about 2 orders of magnitude higher than that for
pristine C60 crystals in air. Both UV and Raman results indicate that there is no charge transfer between
C60 and m-xylene. It was found that the interaction between C60 and m-xylene molecules is of the van
der Waals type. This interaction reduces the icosahedral symmetry of C60 molecule and induces strong
PL from the solvate nanorods.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 18, no 17, 4190-4194 p.
Fullerenes, C60, photoluminescence, xylene, solvate, XRD, SEM, TEM, TGA, IR, Raman spectroscopy
Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-17769DOI: 10.1021/cm060997qOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-17769DiVA: diva2:157442