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Inorganic Nanobelt Materials

  1. Shu-Hong Yu,
  2. Wei-Tang Yao

Published Online: 15 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119951438.eibc0330

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry

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Yu, S.-H. and Yao, W.-T. 2011. Inorganic Nanobelt Materials. Encyclopedia of Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry. .

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  1. University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, People's Republic of China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 DEC 2011


The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of current research activities that center around inorganic nanobelts. We begin with an overview of synthetic strategies and principles that have been developed for generating 1-D nanobelts with vapor-phase growth as well as solution-based growth routes. We then discuss the synthesis and structure of various inorganic nanobelts, which include elements, oxides, hydroxyl sulfates, chalcogenides, arsenides, phosphides, nitrides, carbon, and carbides. Toward the end, we highlight a range of innovative applications enabled by the unique combination of different potential properties of inorganic nanobelts. Continued development of the synthesis strategies and the preparation procedures as well as functionalization of nanobelts for novel applications will provide significant breakthroughs.


  • inorganic nanobelts;
  • vapor-phase growth;
  • carbothermal;
  • hydrothermal;
  • solvothermal;
  • synthesis;
  • functionalization;
  • Schottky diodes;
  • field-effect transistors;
  • nanosensors