Observational, experimental and analytical data show that C60, larger fullerenes exist in interstellar space, meteorites and on Earth associated with meteorite in impact events and in carbon-rich environments like coals and bitumen. This book provides a summary on natural fullerene occurrences and the techniques used to determine their presence.Higher fullerenes C100 to C400 were reported in the Allende and Murchison meteorites (Becker et al., 2000a, 2000b) but, interestingly, the peak due to the most stable fullerene, C240, was not significantly larger than the peaks for surroundinganbsp;...
|Title||:||Natural Fullerenes and Related Structures of Elemental Carbon|
|Author||:||Franciscus Johannes Maria Rietmeijer|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-01-31|