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Carbon nanowalls and related materials

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Size, dimensionality, and shape play important roles in determining the properties of nanomaterials. So far, most of the nanomaterial researches have been focused on zero-dimensional nanoparticles/nanodots and one-dimensional nanowires/nanorods/nanotubes, but very few studies have been carried out on two-dimensional nano-sheets. Starting from carbon, recently we have succeeded in growing a class of nanostructured two-dimensional materials either in the pure forms or in the form of composites with carbon. In this paper, we will first briefly discuss various types of two-dimensional systems and then focus on the formation mechanism of carbon nanowalls and their field-emission and electron transport properties. The use of carbon nanowalls as templates for the formation of other types of nanomaterials will also be discussed.

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The article was received on 23 Sep 2003, accepted on 15 Dec 2003 and first published on 22 Jan 2004

Article type: Feature Article
DOI: 10.1039/B311682D
J. Mater. Chem., 2004,14, 469-477

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    Carbon nanowalls and related materials

    Y. Wu, B. Yang, B. Zong, H. Sun, Z. Shen and Y. Feng, J. Mater. Chem., 2004, 14, 469
    DOI: 10.1039/B311682D

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