Patent Number: 6,251,522

Title: Fullerene-containing structure and process for producing the same

Abstract: A fullerene containing structure comprises an amorphous carbon base having a first amorphous carbon layer and a second amorphous carbon layer laminated together, and a giant fullerene formed in the neighborhood of layer interface of the amorphous carbon base straddling on both the amorphous carbon layers. A plurality of giant fullerenes generated in the neighborhood of the layer interface are connected together to form a continuum body such as a film structure (a film of giant fullerene) or the like. According to such the fullerene containing structure, a shape and a position to be formed of the giant fullerene, further a state of formation such as a connecting structure or the like can be controlled. In addition, the stable carbon base can protect the generated giant fullerene itself.

Inventors: Tanaka; Shun-ichiro (Yokohama, JP), Xu; Bingshe (Yokohama, JP)

Assignee: Japan Science and Technology Corporation

International Classification: C01B 31/00 (20060101); C01B 31/02 (20060101); C01B 031/02 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018