Electrochemical formation of novel nanowires and their dynamic effects

W. K. Hsu, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, H. Terrones, N. Grobert, A. I. Kirkland, J. P. Hare, K. Prassides, P. D. Townsend, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-183
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume284
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 27 1998

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Hsu, W. K., Terrones Maldonado, M., Terrones, H., Grobert, N., Kirkland, A. I., Hare, J. P., ... Walton, D. R. M. (1998). Electrochemical formation of novel nanowires and their dynamic effects. Chemical Physics Letters, 284(3-4), 177-183. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(97)01388-2
Hsu, W. K. ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio ; Terrones, H. ; Grobert, N. ; Kirkland, A. I. ; Hare, J. P. ; Prassides, K. ; Townsend, P. D. ; Kroto, H. W. ; Walton, D. R.M. / Electrochemical formation of novel nanowires and their dynamic effects. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 1998 ; Vol. 284, No. 3-4. pp. 177-183.
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Electrochemical formation of novel nanowires and their dynamic effects. / Hsu, W. K.; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio; Terrones, H.; Grobert, N.; Kirkland, A. I.; Hare, J. P.; Prassides, K.; Townsend, P. D.; Kroto, H. W.; Walton, D. R.M.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 284, No. 3-4, 27.02.1998, p. 177-183.

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