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Alignment of Ge-imogolite nanotubes in isomalt with tunable inter-tube distances

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Abstract

This study shows the almost perfect alignment of inorganic nanotubes (Ge-imogolite) within polyol filaments. Alignment was obtained by simply cooling a Ge-imogolite–polyol mixture under mechanical stress. Additionally, inter-tube distances in the plane normal to the filaments can be tuned by simply varying the weight fraction of imogolite in the starting solution. The ease of the alignment protocol will stimulate interest for testing new applications which require a good control of the pore density and morphology (periodicity, and high monodispersity of the pore size distribution).

Graphical abstract: Alignment of Ge-imogolite nanotubes in isomalt with tunable inter-tube distances

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The article was received on 02 Feb 2017, accepted on 09 Apr 2017 and first published on 19 Apr 2017


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA01380A
Citation: RSC Adv., 2017,7, 21323-21327
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    Alignment of Ge-imogolite nanotubes in isomalt with tunable inter-tube distances

    C. Levard, A. Thill, A. Avellan, C. Mauroy, V. Vidal, A. P. C. Campos, A. Masion and J. Rose, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 21323
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA01380A

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