Silicon-fullerene compounds are produced in a modified fullerene generator, where a direct-current (DC) or a radio-frequency (RF) discharge is superimposed in the periphery region of an arc-discharge plasma. The soot mass analysis gives spectrum peaks corresponding to silicon-endohedral fullerenes SiCn (n = 74, 86, etc.). The soot structure analyzes with X-ray diffraction (XRD) and high-resolution electron microscopy (HREM) demonstrate that there exist nanoparticles with the fullerene size, which are considered to be SiCn, and carbon nanocapsules filled with SiC.
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