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Novel nanoscale gas containers: encapsulation of N2 in CNx nanotubes

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Abstract

Gaseous N2 has been efficiently introduced in the hollow cavities of aligned CNx nanotubes (15–80 nm od) by pyrolysing a jet (spray) solution of Fe(C5H5)2 and PhCH2NH2 in an Ar atmosphere at 850 °C; the aligned material consist of large arrays (2.5 cm2) of CNx (x < 0.05) ‘bamboo-like’ nanotubes (<100 μm in length); high resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) line-scans and elemental mapping studies reveal that N gas was encapsulated within the hollow compartments of the CNx nanotubes; these results demonstrate for the first time, that CNx nanotubes can be used to fabricate gas storage components.

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The article was received on 12 Oct 2000, accepted on 20 Oct 2000 and first published on 22 Nov 2000


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B008253H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2000,0, 2335-2336
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    Novel nanoscale gas containers: encapsulation of N2 in CNx nanotubes

    M. Terrones, R. Kamalakaran, T. Seeger and M. Rühle, Chem. Commun., 2000, 0, 2335
    DOI: 10.1039/B008253H

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