The quest for inorganic fullerenes

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PIETSCH, Susanne, Andreas DOLLINGER, Christoph H. STROBEL, Eun Ji PARK, Gerd GANTEFÖR, Hyun Ook SEO, Young Dok KIM, Juan-Carlos IDROBO, Stephen J. PENNYCOOK, 2015. The quest for inorganic fullerenes. In: Journal of Applied Physics. 118(13), 134302. ISSN 0021-8979. eISSN 1089-7550. Available under: doi: 10.1063/1.4932143

@article{Pietsch2015quest-32270, title={The quest for inorganic fullerenes}, year={2015}, doi={10.1063/1.4932143}, number={13}, volume={118}, issn={0021-8979}, journal={Journal of Applied Physics}, author={Pietsch, Susanne and Dollinger, Andreas and Strobel, Christoph H. and Park, Eun Ji and Ganteför, Gerd and Seo, Hyun Ook and Kim, Young Dok and Idrobo, Juan-Carlos and Pennycook, Stephen J.}, note={Article Number: 134302} }

2015-11-26T15:06:13Z Strobel, Christoph H. Pietsch, Susanne Pennycook, Stephen J. Dollinger, Andreas Strobel, Christoph H. Experimental results of the search for inorganic fullerenes are presented. Mo <sub>n</sub>S<sub>m</sub> <sup>−</sup> and W<sub>n</sub>S<sub>m</sub> − clusters are generated with a pulsed arc cluster ion source equipped with an annealing stage. This is known to enhance fullerene formation in the case of carbon. Analogous to carbon, the mass spectra of the metal chalcogenide clusters produced in this way exhibit a bimodal structure. The species in the first maximum at low mass are known to be platelets. Here, the structure of the species in the second maximum is studied by anion photoelectron spectroscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy, and scanning tunneling microcopy. All experimental results indicate a two-dimensional structure of these species and disagree with a three-dimensional fullerene-like geometry. A possible explanation for this preference of two-dimensional structures is the ability of a two-element material to saturate the dangling bonds at the edges of a platelet by excess atoms of one element. A platelet consisting of a single element only cannot do this. Accordingly, graphite and boron might be the only materials forming nano-spheres because they are the only single element materials assuming two-dimensional structures. Ganteför, Gerd Idrobo, Juan-Carlos Seo, Hyun Ook Park, Eun Ji Idrobo, Juan-Carlos Park, Eun Ji Kim, Young Dok Dollinger, Andreas eng 2015 Kim, Young Dok Seo, Hyun Ook Pennycook, Stephen J. The quest for inorganic fullerenes 2015-11-26T15:06:13Z Pietsch, Susanne Ganteför, Gerd

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