Formation of fullerene clusters in the system C60/NMP/water by SANS

V. L. Aksenov, M. V. Avdeev, T. V. Tropin, M. V. Korobov, N. V. Kozhemyakina, N. V. Avramenko, L. Rosta

Research output: Article

27 Citations (Scopus)


Solutions of fullerenes in nitrogen-containing solvents constitute a specific class characterized by the formation of fullerene clusters. In the given work, we report the effect of cluster rearrangement in the system C60/N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) after addition of water (miscible with NMP) as observed by small-angle neutron scattering (SANS). The effect has a critical character and takes place if the water relative content is higher than 40%. Despite a small scattering signal, estimates of the mean scattering length density of the clusters by SANS contrast variation can be done.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)795-797
Number of pages3
JournalPhysica B: Condensed Matter
Volume385-386 I
Publication statusPublished - nov. 27 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this

Aksenov, V. L., Avdeev, M. V., Tropin, T. V., Korobov, M. V., Kozhemyakina, N. V., Avramenko, N. V., & Rosta, L. (2006). Formation of fullerene clusters in the system C60/NMP/water by SANS. Physica B: Condensed Matter, 385-386 I, 795-797.