Substrate and Solvent Mediated Synthesis of Fullerene Self-Assemblies

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Deepak Sridhar
Student Group D, Materials Science & Engr
Tony Gnanaprakasa
Graduate Student, Materials Science & Engineering
Srini Raghavan
Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
Krishna Muralidharan
Associate Professor, Materials Science & Engineering
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Robert Sleeper
Licensing Manager (520) 626-4604


Fullerene can be engineered into many different shapes and sizes. The self-assemble fullerene fabrication can lead to a large structural variations depending on the methodology use in the procedure. Since Fullerene was discovered in 1985, the structural variations on fullerenes have expanded from just simple individual clusters. This technology determine a method to synthesis self-assemblies fullerene whose structure is mediated by the solvent and substrate used in procedure. The solvent and substrate mediated synthesis can craft fullerene structures that are flower-like shapes, hollow hexagonal crystals, and  faceted rods.             


This invention have a very broad scope. This technology can lead to many advances the in the fields of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, energy storage, and electronics.


•       This technology is an method to fabricate self-assembly fullerene (C60)

•       The amount of fullerene dissolved in the solvent is always below the respective solubility limits

•       The technology fabrication method can produce nano-rods, complex flower-like shape, and a faceted hollow closed micrometer sized hexagonal crystal.


•       Muralidharan, Krish

•       Raghavan, Srini

•       Gnanaprakasa, Tony Jefferson



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