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Adatoms and nanoengineering of carbon

Ewels, CP, Heggie, MI and Briddon, PR (2001) Adatoms and nanoengineering of carbon

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We present a new and general mechanism for inter-conversion of carbon structures via a catalytic exchange process, which operates under conditions of Frenkel pair generation. The mechanism typically lowers reaction barriers by a factor of four compared to equivilent uncatalysed reactions. We examine the relevance of this mechanism for fullerene growth, carbon onions and nanotubes, and dislocations in irradiated graphite.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Ewels, CP
Briddon, PR
Date : 12 December 2001
DOI : 10.1016/S0009-2614(01)01371-9
Uncontrolled Keywords : cond-mat.mtrl-sci, cond-mat.mtrl-sci
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:30
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:23

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