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Microsc. Microanal. Microstruct.
Volume 7, Number 2, April 1996
Page(s) 87 - 89
Microsc. Microanal. Microstruct. 7, 87-89 (1996)
DOI: 10.1051/mmm:1996107

Nucleation of $\bf WS_2$ Fullerenes at Room Temperature

Lev Margulis1, Reshef Tenne1 et Sumio Iijima2

1  Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute, Rehovot 76100, Israel
2  NEC R&D Group, 34 Miyukigaoka, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305, Japan

Inorganic nested fullerene-like particles of layered compound WS2 were observed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. It is shown, for the first time, that these structures can be nucleated inside the amorphous matrix at room temperature. At this condition the nucleation process may take 3-4 years.

6146 - Structure of solid clusters, nanoparticles, and nanostructured materials.

Key words
fullerenes -- nucleation -- transmission electron microscopy -- tungsten compounds -- WS sub 2 fullerenes -- room temperature nucleation -- inorganic nested fullerene like particles -- high resolution transmission electron microscopy -- 3 to 4 y -- WS sub 2

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