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Nucl. Phys. At. Energy 2018, volume 19, issue 3, pages 252-257.
Section: Radiation Physics.
Received: 02.05.2018; Accepted: 11.10.2018; Published online: 04.12.2018.
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Small-angle neutron scattering by liquid systems of fullerenes 60 and 70

L. A. Bulavin1,2, T. V. Nagorna1,2,*, D. Chudoba3,4, O. A. Kyzyma1,3, O. I. Ivankov2,3

1 Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine
2 Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
3 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
4Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poznan, Poland

*Corresponding author. E-mail address:

Abstract: Results of studies of the cluster state of fullerenes C60 and C70 in a solution of toluene with acetonitrile, performed by small-angle neutron scattering are presented. The experiment has been carried out using the small-angle scattering spectrometer YuMO, located at the IBR-2 reactor of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (Dubna). It has shown that a content of acetonitrile in the solution is increased, the agglomerated fraction was increasing. Sharp tendency to aggregation was observed after the certain threshold value of acetonitrile concentration was exceeded. The processes of C60 and C70 fullerenes cluster formation were analyzed in comparison.

Keywords: liquid systems of fullerenes, fullerene clusterization, small-angle neutron scattering.


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