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Modelling the diffusive growth of carbon fullerenes

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Recently, the present authors proposed a model describing fullerene growth in carbon vapor for which the diffusion equation is assumed outside the fullerene and a family of possible Stefan conditions describe the growing fullerene surface. Here we consider a related model, but with the additional assumption that the fullerene surface atomic density is constant throughout the growth process, which is justified by experimental data. We show that this constraint on the fullerene lattice structure limits the solution to one possible Stefan condition. The proposed model may be extended to any nanostructure with constant atomic surface density. �� (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

UOW Authors


  •   Hill, James (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Bunder, J. E., & Hill, J. M. (2012). Modelling the diffusive growth of carbon fullerenes. Materials Science Forum, 700, 100-103. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.700.100

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053944655

Start Page


  • 100

End Page


  • 103

Volume


  • 700

Issue


Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Recently, the present authors proposed a model describing fullerene growth in carbon vapor for which the diffusion equation is assumed outside the fullerene and a family of possible Stefan conditions describe the growing fullerene surface. Here we consider a related model, but with the additional assumption that the fullerene surface atomic density is constant throughout the growth process, which is justified by experimental data. We show that this constraint on the fullerene lattice structure limits the solution to one possible Stefan condition. The proposed model may be extended to any nanostructure with constant atomic surface density. �� (2012) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.

UOW Authors


  •   Hill, James (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Bunder, J. E., & Hill, J. M. (2012). Modelling the diffusive growth of carbon fullerenes. Materials Science Forum, 700, 100-103. doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.700.100

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053944655

Start Page


  • 100

End Page


  • 103

Volume


  • 700

Issue


Place Of Publication