The Creative Science Centre

Plasma Fullerene Generator, ca.1997

Max Lovell-Hoare (final year chemistry student at the University of Surrey when this project was done) designed and built a plasma fullerene generator. The appartus was designed so that graphite powder could be vapoursied in a plasma. The use of powder might mean that such a device could be used for continuous production of fullerenes. The CSC advised him along the way and provided some equipment and expertese during the project. Max made his first test runs in the Sussex labs. Max is now a post graduate student at Surrey.

The picture shows Max Lovell-Hoare making test runs of his plasma generator in the Creative Science Centre laboratory.

Page last update: 21st. April 1999 Contents are copyright Creative Science Centre, University of Sussex.


Dr Jonathan Hare, The University of Sussex
Brighton, East Sussex. BN1 9QJ.

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