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Nanotubes and nanowires

Rao, C. N. R. and Govindaraj, Achutharao and Gundiah, Gautam and Vivekchand, S. R. C. (2004) Nanotubes and nanowires. CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 59 (22-23). pp. 4665-5671.

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Ever since the discovery of carbon nanotubes, several strategies have been developed for the synthesis of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) as well as single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). We examine novel methods such as the precursor route and nebulized spray pyrolysis for the synthesis of MWNTs as well as junction nanotubes. Nanotubes of inorganic layered materials obtained by various ingenious methods are discussed. Nanowires of inorganic materials are synthesized not only by high temperature methods such as the carbon-assisted route, but also by soft chemical routes. We describe some of the soft chemical routes for the synthesis of inorganic nanotubes and nanowires. Some of the properties and applications of the nanotubes and nanowires are briefly described.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Material Science > Nanochemistry
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:3648
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:19 Jan 2009 08:58
Last Modified:08 Apr 2009 10:39

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