Overgrowing single crystalline ZnB2O4 on multiwall carbon nanotubes: Straightening the curly tubes

Yan, P.X.; Liu, J.Z.; Wang, J.; Wu, Z.G.
November 2004
Applied Physics Letters;11/15/2004, Vol. 85 Issue 20, p4747
Academic Journal
Single crystals of ZnB2O4 have been grown from a supercooled molten ZnO-B2O3 system on multiwall carbon nanotubes. Transmission electron microscopy investigations indicated that the originally curly carbon nanotubes were well straightened after the single-crystal coating. The coating and straightening mechanism are discussed.


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