How Carbon 60 is Made

Evolution of Species During Thermal Submlimation of C60

L. Moro, P. Lazzeri, V. Micheli CMBM, Centro Materiali e Biofisica Medica Povo- Trento, 1-38050, Italy

To study the nature of the residue and possible methods for reduce or eliminate it, is relevant to many topics of the fullerene research. For example, there is a fundamental interest for the interactions between fullerenes and solvents and the stability of possible compounds or adducts. In addition the presence of solvent molecules trapped in the fullerene crystals and of solid phases of C60 wih solvents may affect the measured basic properties of C60.