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An ultrafast microwave approach towards multi-component and multi-dimensional nanomaterials

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Abstract

Sea-urchin like, multi-component, 3-D nanostructures have been synthesized using a microwave assisted approach, which is called the “PopTube” method. This microwave approach has the advantages of high-efficiency and selective heating, simple experimental conditions and instrument setups, which provides a facile and ultrafast technique to obtain three dimensional nanomaterial growth on various engineering material substrates. It takes at most 15–30 s to grow carbon nanotubes (CNT) on top of a wide selection of substrate surfaces, such as indium tin oxide (ITO) nanopowders/glass, carbon fibers and milled glass fibers. Moreover, metal oxide nanostructures such as iron oxide can also be produced via this process without any extra chemical reagents. The process can be performed with a kitchen microwave oven, at room temperature and ambient conditions, without the need for any gas protection or high vacuum. Multi-component and multi-dimensional nanomaterials synthesized by this approach are good candidates for chemical, biological and electrochemical applications.

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The article was received on 27 Nov 2013, accepted on 23 Jan 2014 and first published on 23 Jan 2014


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47086E
Citation: RSC Adv., 2014,4, 9308-9313
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    An ultrafast microwave approach towards multi-component and multi-dimensional nanomaterials

    Z. Liu, L. Zhang, S. Poyraz, J. Smith, V. Kushvaha, H. Tippur and X. Zhang, RSC Adv., 2014, 4, 9308
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47086E

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