Fullerene-like Cs2O nanoparticles generated by concentrated sunlight

Ana Albu-Yaron, Talmon Arad, Moshe Levy, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Reshef Tenne, Jeffrey M. Gordon, Daniel Feuermann, Eueene A. Katz, Martin Jansen, Claus Mühle

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    We report the rapid high-yield generation of inorganic fiillerene-like cesium oxide (IF-Cs2O) nanoparticles, activated by highly concentrated sunlight. The solar process represents an alternative to the only reported method for synthesizing IF-Cs2O nanostructures: laser ablation. IF-Cs2O formed at solar irradiation ≥ 6W, confirmed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. These closed-cage Cs 2O nanostructures are stable under electron microscope conditions, and also when exposed temporarily to air - of significance for their use in a variety of photonic devices.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSolar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology
    StatePublished - 1 Dec 2006
    EventSolar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology - San Diego, CA, United States
    Duration: 14 Aug 200617 Aug 2006

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
    ISSN (Print)0277-786X


    ConferenceSolar Hydrogen and Nanotechnology
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Diego, CA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Computer Science Applications
    • Applied Mathematics
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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