, Volume 30, Issue 7, pp 598-599

Thermal stability of fullerenes

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We have studied the thermal stability of fullerenes, for which there are discrepancies in available literature. A critical temperature of the thermal stability of C60 and C70 molecules was determined by thermodynamic calculations as a function of the pressure and the ratio of carbon to a buffer gas (helium or argon).

Translated from Pis’ma v Zhurnal Tekhnicheskoi Fiziki, Vol. 30, No. 14, 2004, pp. 53–55.
Original Russian Text Copyright © 2004 by Borodin, Trukhacheva.