Curved nanomaterials

Humberto Terrones, Mauricio Terrones, José Luis Morán-López

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

30 Scopus citations


Graphite is just an example of a layered material that can be bent to form fullerenes and carbon nanotubes. Moreover, there are other layered materials which also can acquire curvature to generate new nanomaterials with novel applications. It is shown here that the geometry of graphite can be extended to other layered compounds to propose and explain new nanostructures made of boron nitride, molybdenum and tungsten disulphides. Several graphitic shapes and their properties are reviewed as well as new forms such as nanocones and the hypothetical 'haeckelites' are also studied. Boron and nitrogen-doped graphitic arrangements promise important applications in electronic nanodevices. It is shown that the presence of curvature in layered nanostructures might play an important role in the XXI century nanotechnology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1011-1029
Number of pages19
JournalCurrent Science
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 25 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General


Dive into the research topics of 'Curved nanomaterials'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this