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Synthesis of carbon nanotubes containing metal oxides and metals ofthe d-block and f-block transition metals and related studies

Abstract

The filling of carbon nanotubes with metals and metal oxidesvia one- and two-step processes is presented. Both molten media and wet chemistry solution methods have been used to introduce foreign materials into the hollow nanotube cavities. Chemical reactions inside the tubes have been carried out, including the reduction of encapsulated materials to the metals. The nature of the crystalline filling has been found to be highly dependent on the techniques used. Wet chemical methods tend to result in filling which consists of discrete crystallites, whereas molten media methods tend to give long, continuous single crystals.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/A605652K
Citation: J. Mater. Chem., 1997,7, 545-549
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    Synthesis of carbon nanotubes containing metal oxides and metals of the d-block and f-block transition metals and related studies

    Y. K. Chen, A. Chu, J. Cook, M. L. H. Green, P. J. F. Harris, R. Heesom, M. Humphries, J. Sloan, S. C. Tsang and J. F. C. Turner, J. Mater. Chem., 1997, 7, 545
    DOI: 10.1039/A605652K

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