Electronic and geometric structures of cluster encapsulated fullerenes

Takafumi Miyazaki, Shojun Hino

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Fullerene cages often encapsulate mono-metal atom, multiple-metal atoms, metal-carbide clusters, metal nitrides, and so on. The entrapped metal atoms donate electrons to the fullerene cages which induces the change of their electronic structure. It has been known so far that the amounts of transferred electrons depend on the number of entrapped atoms and the entrapped species. Ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy is a powerful technique to determine the electronic structure and has been used to reveal the electronic structure of fullerenes as well as their cage structure with an aid of theoretical calculation. The electronic structure of endohedral fullerenes revealed by photoelectron spectroscopy is described in this chapter. Geometrical structure of endohedral fullerenes deduced by theoretical calculation is also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhysics and Chemistry of Carbon-Based Materials
Subtitle of host publicationBasics and Applications
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9789811334177
ISBN (Print)9789811334160
Publication statusPublished - Mar 26 2019


  • DFT calculation
  • Electronic structure
  • Endohedral fullerene
  • Geometrical structure
  • Photoelectron spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Chemistry(all)


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