Fullerene-like Cs 2 O nanoparticles generated by concentrated sunlight Conference Paper uri icon


  • We report the rapid high-yield generation of inorganic fullerene-like cesium oxide (IF-Cs 2 O) nanoparticles, activated by highly concentrated sunlight. The solar process represents an alternative to the only reported method for synthesizing IF-Cs 2 O nanostructures: laser ablation. IF-Cs 2 O formed at solar irradiation greater-than or equal to 6W, confirmed by high resolution transmission electron microscopy. These closed-cage Cs 2 O nanostructures are stable under electron microscope conditions, and also when exposed temporarily to air-of …

publication date

  • August 31, 2006