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Nanoscale X-ray investigation of magnetic metallofullerene peapods

Fritz, Fabian; Westerström, Rasmus LU ; Kostanyan, Aram; Schlesier, Christin; Dreiser, Jan ; Watts, Benjamin; Houben, Lothar; Luysberg, Martina; Advoshenko, Stanislav M and Popov, Alexey , et al. (2017) In Nanotechnology 28(43).
Abstract
Endohedral lanthanide ions packed inside carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a one-dimensional assembly have been studied with a combination of high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM), and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). By correlating HRTEM and STXM images we show that structures down to 30 nm are resolved with chemical contrast and record X-ray absorption spectra from endohedral lanthanide ions embedded in individual nanoscale CNT bundles. XMCD measurements of an Er3N@C80 bulk sample and a macroscopic assembly of filled CNTs indicates that the magnetic properties of the endohedral Er3+ ions are unchanged when encapsulated in CNTs. This study demonstrates the feasibility of... (More)
Endohedral lanthanide ions packed inside carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a one-dimensional assembly have been studied with a combination of high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM), and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). By correlating HRTEM and STXM images we show that structures down to 30 nm are resolved with chemical contrast and record X-ray absorption spectra from endohedral lanthanide ions embedded in individual nanoscale CNT bundles. XMCD measurements of an Er3N@C80 bulk sample and a macroscopic assembly of filled CNTs indicates that the magnetic properties of the endohedral Er3+ ions are unchanged when encapsulated in CNTs. This study demonstrates the feasibility of local magnetic X-ray characterization of low concentrations of lanthanide ions embedded in molecular nanostructures. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Endohedral lanthanide ions packed inside carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in a one-dimensional assembly have been studied with a combination of high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), scanning transmission X-ray microscopy (STXM), and X-ray magnetic circular dichroism (XMCD). By correlating HRTEM and STXM images we show that structures down to 30 nm are resolved with chemical contrast and record X-ray absorption spectra from endohedral lanthanide ions embedded in individual nanoscale CNT bundles. XMCD measurements of an Er3N@C80 bulk sample and a macroscopic assembly of filled CNTs indicates that the magnetic properties of the endohedral Er3+ ions are unchanged when encapsulated in CNTs. This study demonstrates the feasibility of local magnetic X-ray characterization of low concentrations of lanthanide ions embedded in molecular nanostructures.},
  articleno    = {435703 },
  author       = {Fritz, Fabian and Westerström, Rasmus and Kostanyan, Aram and Schlesier, Christin and Dreiser, Jan  and Watts, Benjamin and Houben, Lothar and Luysberg, Martina and Advoshenko, Stanislav M and Popov, Alexey  and Schneider, Claus M  and Meyer, Carola },
  issn         = {0957-4484},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {43},
  publisher    = {IOP Publishing},
  series       = {Nanotechnology},
  title        = {Nanoscale X-ray investigation of magnetic metallofullerene peapods},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa8b4c},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2017},
}