On the transition of carbon plasma to fullerene state of carbon
The experimental results on plasma synthesis of fullerenes are analyzed in the paper. The supposition is expressed that basic parameter influencing to synthesis of fullerenes is the electronic density and, according to it, the major role in synthesis is played by ionization instability. The experiment on a detection of the forced ionization waves in argon plasma flow at atmospheric pressure is featured. The directions of experimental and theoretical operations are marked within the framework of making the future model of fullerene synthesis.
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