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Boron-assisted coalescence of parallel multi-walled carbon nanotubes

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Abstract

Coalescing carbon nanotubes is a major challenge for designing structures with novel physical and chemical properties and for creating three-dimensional carbon networks with improved mechanical and transport properties. We have coalesced adjacent triple walled carbon nanotubes (TWNTs) covalently, using catalytic boron atoms at high temperatures. The two outermost and then the two inner nanotubes of adjacent TWNTs merged in order to create an enlarged flattened double-walled carbon nanotube which encapsulated the two innermost single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Graphical abstract: Boron-assisted coalescence of parallel multi-walled carbon nanotubes

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The article was received on 26 Sep 2013, accepted on 25 Oct 2013 and first published on 25 Oct 2013


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45394D
RSC Adv., 2013,3, 26266-26270

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    Boron-assisted coalescence of parallel multi-walled carbon nanotubes

    H. Muramatsu, T. Hayashi, K. Fujisawa, T. Tojo, Y. Ko, A. Morelos-Gomez, K. Yang, Y. A. Kim, M. Endo, M. Terrones and M. S. Dresselhaus, RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 26266
    DOI: 10.1039/C3RA45394D

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