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Direct evidence for lip-lip interactions in multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Jin, Chuanhong and Suenaga, Kazu and Iijima, Sumio (2010) Direct evidence for lip-lip interactions in multi-walled carbon nanotubes. Nano Research, 1 (5). pp. 434-439. ISSN 1998-0124 (Print) 1998-0000 (Online)

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Abstract

The stability of open edged multi-walled carbon nanotubes has been investigated by using in situ high resolution transmission electron microscopy at elevated temperatures. Formation of inter-shell structures was experimentally observed for the first time and attributed to a robust interaction between adjacent concentric shells (so-called lip-lip interaction). The fl uctuating behavior of the inter-shell structures suggests a mechanism by which the carbon atoms can pass in or out through the inter-shell edges during carbon nanotube growth or shrinkage processes.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanophysics
Physical Science > Nano objects
Material Science > Nanochemistry
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
Divisions:Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Physics
Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Chemistry
ID Code:8408
Deposited By:JNCASR
Deposited On:06 Apr 2010 05:43
Last Modified:14 May 2010 14:18

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