Preparation and structural characterization of stable Cs2O closed-cage structures

Ana Albu-Yaron, Talmon Arad, Ronit Popovitz-Biro, Maya Bar-Sadan, Yehiam Prior, Martin Jansen, Reshef Tenne

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(Figure Presented) Fullerene-like Cs2O nanoparticles were prepared by laser ablation of 3R-Cs2O powder in evacuated quartz ampoules. The Cs2O closed cages, such as the faceted nanoparticle shown in the picture, are remarkably stable as compared with the corresponding extremely unstable but technically important bulk compound, which makes them potentially useful in applications involving cesium oxide coatings, for example, photoemissive devices and catalytic converters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4169-4172
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number27
StatePublished - 4 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Cage compounds
  • Cesium
  • Electron microscopy
  • Nanostructures
  • Oxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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