Selective Co-catalysed growth of novel MgO fishbone fractal nanostructures

Y. Q. Zhu, W. K. Hsu, W. Z. Zhou, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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Abstract

Novel MgO fishbone- or fern-like nanostructures, and Al2O3 fibre networks, have been generated for the first time from an Al2O3 matrix containing MgO and SiO2. The significance of the selective Co-catalysed growth of the elegant three-dimensional fractal fishbones is discussed. We have adopted the vapour-liquid-solid (V-L-S) and nucleation-aggregation (N-A) mechanisms, which take effect equally during the heating process, to account for the formation of these uniquely stacked fractal structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)337-343
Number of pages7
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume347
Issue number4-6
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2001

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Zhu, Y. Q. ; Hsu, W. K. ; Zhou, W. Z. ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio ; Kroto, H. W. ; Walton, D. R.M. / Selective Co-catalysed growth of novel MgO fishbone fractal nanostructures. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2001 ; Vol. 347, No. 4-6. pp. 337-343.
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In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 347, No. 4-6, 26.10.2001, p. 337-343.

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