Template synthesis of graphitic nanotubules*


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    We would like to thank Vinod Menon for his valuable assistance and suggestions. This work was supported by the Office of Naval Research and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.


Ensembles of graphite-based nanotubes (see Fig.) have been produced by extending a template approach successfully used for metals and semiconductors to carbons. The outer andinner diameters of the tubules can be controlled by varying the time allowed for the polymerization of acrylonitrile within the pores of a nanotubes formed in the pores are subsequently graphitized at high temperatures to form the graphitized nanotubes

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