Synthesis and isolation of molybdenum atomic wires

Hiroyuki Muramatsu, Takuya Hayashi, Yoong Ahm Kim, Daisuke Shimamoto, Morinobu Endo, Mauricio Terrones Maldonado, Mildred S. Dresselhaus

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Abstract

One of the main challenges in nanoscience and nanotechnology consists in the production and isolation of metallic atomic-scale nanowires (Benzryadin, C. N.; Lau, A.; Tinkham, M. Q. Nature 2000, 404, 971-974; Zach, M. P.; Ng, K. H.; Penner, R. M. Science 2000, 290, 2120-2123; Nilius, N.; Wallis, T. M.; Ho, W. Science 2002, 297, 1853-1856.). Here we report a unique and controllable way of isolating individual atomic molybdenum (Mo) chains by their encapsulation inside double-walled carbon nanotubes, exhibiting inner diameters ranging from 0.6 to 0.8 nm. We have found that these individual atomic chains form spontaneously within the hollow core of tubes in the absence of any reducing agent. We believe that these atomic-scale nanowires could now be studied without suffering oxidation, so that their physical and chemical properties are elucidated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-240
Number of pages4
JournalNano Letters
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

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  • Mechanical Engineering

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Muramatsu, H., Hayashi, T., Kim, Y. A., Shimamoto, D., Endo, M., Terrones Maldonado, M., & Dresselhaus, M. S. (2008). Synthesis and isolation of molybdenum atomic wires. Nano Letters, 8(1), 237-240. https://doi.org/10.1021/nl0725188
Muramatsu, Hiroyuki ; Hayashi, Takuya ; Kim, Yoong Ahm ; Shimamoto, Daisuke ; Endo, Morinobu ; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio ; Dresselhaus, Mildred S. / Synthesis and isolation of molybdenum atomic wires. In: Nano Letters. 2008 ; Vol. 8, No. 1. pp. 237-240.
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Synthesis and isolation of molybdenum atomic wires. / Muramatsu, Hiroyuki; Hayashi, Takuya; Kim, Yoong Ahm; Shimamoto, Daisuke; Endo, Morinobu; Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio; Dresselhaus, Mildred S.

In: Nano Letters, Vol. 8, No. 1, 01.01.2008, p. 237-240.

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