Endohedral Metallofullerenes are Formed by Directed by Charge Transfer
An understanding of the formation mechanism of endohedral metallofullerenes may pave the way towards targeted synthesis of these nanomaterials, which are attractive for use in biomedicine and renewable energy. Their bottom-up synthesis is investigated and charge transfer from the encapsulated metal to carbon cage is determined to play a key role in formation.
- Research Area: Chemistry, Engineering Materials
- Research Initiatives: Materials
- Facility / Program: ICR
- Year: 2015