|NUKLEONIKA 2013, 58(3):371-373
LOCALIZED STATES IN NANOCARBONS
Wojciech Kempiński1, Mateusz Kempiński2, Damian Markowski1, Szymon Łoś1
1 Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences,
17 M. Smoluchowskiego Str., 60-179 Poznań, Poland
2 Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University,
85 Umultowska Str., 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Localization phenomenon is studied in different modern nanocarbon materials: pristine C60, C60-fullerides, carbon nanotubes and graphene-based structures in the form of activated carbon fibers built of quantum dot-like basic structural units. Two experimental methods are used to define the localization and population control of spins (charge carriers) in the nanocarbon materials – electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) and direct current (d.c.) electrical conductivity measurements. Results are discussed in the frame of the possible applications of the aforementioned materials in the molecular electronics or spintronics.