Molecular bearings of finite carbon nanotubes and fullerenes in ensemble rolling motion

Hiroyuki Isobe, Shunpei Hitosugi, Takashi Yamasaki, Ryosuke Iizuka

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Abstract

A carbonaceous bearing of a minimal form has been assembled using a finite carbon nanotube molecule and a functionalised fullerene molecule. With the van der Waals attraction, the bearing holds the fullerene journal tightly to prevent its run-out motion, and the journal with a shaft rolls anisotropically in the bearing despite the tight holding constraint. Ensemble motion has been revealed spectroscopically at the molar quantity level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1297
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Science
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 4

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)

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