Electrochemical formation of novel nanowires and their dynamic effects

Hsu, W K, Terrones-Maldonado, M, Terrones, H, Grobert, N, Kirklan, A I, Hare, J P, Prassides, K, Townsend, P D, Kroto, H W and Walton, D R M (1998) Electrochemical formation of novel nanowires and their dynamic effects. Chemical Physics Letters, 284. pp. 177-183. ISSN 0009-2614

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Novel and uniform β-Sn nanowires surrounded by graphitic material (fully filled tubes; 40–50% of the overall material, length ≤2 μm; ≤100 nm o.d.) are produced by passage of a current between graphite rods immersed in molten mixtures of LiCl and SnCl2 under argon at 600°C. Prolonged electron beam irradiation (under HRTEM) of the nanowires leads to axial growth, re-orientations and allied dynamic transformations. The technique may be applied to other soft metals in order to generate filled nanotubes.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Life Sciences > Chemistry
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Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:14
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 11:57
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30397
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