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Metal Nanowires and Intercalated Metal Layers in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles

Govindaraj , Achutharao and Satishkumar, B. C. and Nath, Manashi and Rao, C. N. R. (1999) Metal Nanowires and Intercalated Metal Layers in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles. CHEMISTRY OF MATERIALS, 12 (1). pp. 202-205.

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Abstract

Nanowires of Au, Ag, Pt, and Pd (1.0−1.4 nm diam) have been produced in the capillaries of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The nanowire is single-crystalline in some cases. Dispersions of the nanowires in alcohol show longitudinal plasmon absorption bands at different wavelengths, suggesting the presence of a distribution of aspect ratios. A novel phenomenon involving the intercalation of metal layers (0.5 nm thick) in the intertubular space of SWNT bundles has been observed. SWNTs decorated by metal nanoparticles are formed in some of the preparations.

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:4121
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:03 Apr 2009 05:30
Last Modified:06 Apr 2009 15:09

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