Electrochemical production of low-melting metal nanowires

W. K. Hsu, J. Li, H. Terrones, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, N. Grobert, Y. Q. Zhu, S. Trasobares, J. P. Hare, C. J. Pickett, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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Abstract

The extent of nanotube formation arising from the electrolysis of molten LiCl, using graphite electrodes, is reduced by the addition of salts to the electrolyte. In certain cases (99% LiCl+<1% SnCl2), considerable quantities of tin-containing nanotubes are formed in addition to Li2C2. However, the tube walls are poorly graphitised. Analogous results were obtained by adding trace amounts of Bi, Pb or Sn powder to the LiCl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume301
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 19 1999

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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Hsu, W. K., Li, J., Terrones, H., Terrones Maldonado, M., Grobert, N., Zhu, Y. Q., ... Walton, D. R. M. (1999). Electrochemical production of low-melting metal nanowires. Chemical Physics Letters, 301(1-2), 159-166. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(99)00003-2
Hsu, W. K. ; Li, J. ; Terrones, H. ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio ; Grobert, N. ; Zhu, Y. Q. ; Trasobares, S. ; Hare, J. P. ; Pickett, C. J. ; Kroto, H. W. ; Walton, D. R.M. / Electrochemical production of low-melting metal nanowires. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 1999 ; Vol. 301, No. 1-2. pp. 159-166.
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