A new fullertube molecule is found

Scientists have synthesized a novel fullertube molecule, C130, a configuration comprising 130 carbon atoms, previously only theorized. This discovery by an international team led by a University of Montreal doctoral student involved generating an electric arc between graphite electrodes to create soot, which contained the fullertube molecules. Using density functional theory, they calculated the molecules’ electronic structure, unveiling the fullertube’s elongated, capsule-like shape. This breakthrough could lead to advancements in hydrogen production technologies, offering a greener alternative to current methods. For more, visit Phys.org: