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Fullerene-like Cs2O nanoparticles generated by concentrated sunlight
Author(s): Ana Albu-Yaron; Talmon Arad; Moshe Levy; Ronit Popovitz-Biro; Reshef Tenne; Jeffrey M. Gordon; Daniel Feuermann; Eugene A. Katz; Martin Jansen; Claus Mühle
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Paper Abstract

We report the rapid high-yield generation of inorganic fullerene-like cesium oxide (IF-Cs2O) nanoparticles, activated by highly concentrated sunlight. The solar process represents an alternative to the only reported method for synthesizing IF-Cs2O nanostructures: laser ablation. IF-Cs2O formed at solar irradiation greater-than or equal to 6W, confirmed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. These closed-cage Cs2O nanostructures are stable under electron microscope conditions, and also when exposed temporarily to air - of significance for their use in a variety of photonic devices.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6340, Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology, 63400D (31 August 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.679975
Show Author Affiliations
Ana Albu-Yaron, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Talmon Arad, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Moshe Levy, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Reshef Tenne, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Jeffrey M. Gordon, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Daniel Feuermann, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Eugene A. Katz, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev (Israel)
Martin Jansen, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Germany)
Claus Mühle, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6340:
Solar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology
Lionel Vayssieres, Editor(s)

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