Selective Co-catalysed growth of novel MgO fishbone fractal nanostructures

Y. Q. Zhu, W. K. Hsu, W. Z. Zhou, M. Terrones, 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

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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