Alloy nanowires: Invar inside carbon nanotubes

N. Grobert, M. Mayne, M. Terrones, J. Sloan, R. E. Dunin-Borkowski, R. Kamalakaran, T. Seeger, H. Terrones, M. Rühle, D. R.M. Walton, H. W. Kroto, J. L. Hutchison

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Abstract

Invar (Fe65Ni35), a 'zero' thermal expansion alloy consisting of Fe and Ni, has been successfully introduced into carbon nanotubes by pyrolysing, at 800 °C, aerosols of NiCp2/FeCp2 mixtures dissolved in C6H6; scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM) studies reveal the presence of flake-like structures (ca. 1-2 mm2) consisting of filled/aligned carbon nanotubes (≤200 μm in length and ≤80 nm in diameter) in a carpet pile-like configuration; analysis of the filling material (≤500 nm in length and ≤40 nm in diameter) by X-ray powder diffraction and high-resolution electron energy loss spectroscopy (HREELS) line scans, confirmed that Invar was formed; this appears, to the best of our knowledge, to be the first report of mixed metal alloy nanowires forming inside carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)471-472
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 7 2001

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Carbon Nanotubes
Nanowires
Carbon nanotubes
Electron energy loss spectroscopy
High resolution transmission electron microscopy
Aerosols
X ray powder diffraction
Piles
Thermal expansion
Metals
Scanning electron microscopy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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Grobert, N., Mayne, M., Terrones, M., Sloan, J., Dunin-Borkowski, R. E., Kamalakaran, R., ... Hutchison, J. L. (2001). Alloy nanowires: Invar inside carbon nanotubes. Chemical Communications, (5), 471-472. https://doi.org/10.1039/b100190f
Grobert, N. ; Mayne, M. ; Terrones, M. ; Sloan, J. ; Dunin-Borkowski, R. E. ; Kamalakaran, R. ; Seeger, T. ; Terrones, H. ; Rühle, M. ; Walton, D. R.M. ; Kroto, H. W. ; Hutchison, J. L. / Alloy nanowires : Invar inside carbon nanotubes. In: Chemical Communications. 2001 ; No. 5. pp. 471-472.
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Grobert N, Mayne M, Terrones M, Sloan J, Dunin-Borkowski RE, Kamalakaran R et al. Alloy nanowires: Invar inside carbon nanotubes. Chemical Communications. 2001 Mar 7;(5):471-472. https://doi.org/10.1039/b100190f