Screening of C60 crystallization using a microfluidic system

Kyosuke Shinohara, Takeshi Fukui, Hiroaki Abe, Naoto Sekimura, Koji Okamoto

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We have carried out screening of C60 crystallization using a simple liquid/liquid interfacial precipitation method in a microfluidic device. By controlling the time, temperature, and concentration, various metastable phases of C60 crystals were found, including tubes, spheres, open-ended hollow columns, stars, branches, and trees. The obtained C 60 crystal shapes are similar to those of snow crystals. These findings suggest an urgent need to screen C60 crystallization for the development of fullerene C60 drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6477-6480
Number of pages4
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry


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