Govindaraj, A and Satishkumar, BC and Nath, Manashi and Rao, CNR (2000) Metal Nanowires and Intercalated Metal Layers in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles. In: Chemistry of Materials, 12 (1). pp. 202-205.
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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 $(\sim 0.5 nm$ 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:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit|
|Date Deposited:||22 Oct 2008 10:47|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 04:51|
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