This work is supported by a DARPA-DURINT sub-contract from Harvard University, a Career Award from NSF (DMR-9983893), and a research fellowship from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. Y. X. is a Camille Dreyfus Teacher Scholar (2002) and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow (2000). We thank T. Herricks and Dr. B. Mayers for their help with electron microprobe analysis. We also thank Prof. D. Gamelin for allowing us to use the UV-vis-NIR spectrometer in his research group.
Multiple-Walled Nanotubes Made of Metals†
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2004
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Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 264–268, February, 2004
How to Cite
Sun, Y. and Xia, Y. (2004), Multiple-Walled Nanotubes Made of Metals. Adv. Mater., 16: 264–268. doi: 10.1002/adma.200305780
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2004
- Article first published online: 11 FEB 2004
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 OCT 2003
- Manuscript Received: 1 AUG 2003
- Electroless deposition;
- Nanotubes, metal;
- Nanotubes, multi-walled;
Metal nanotubes with multiple walls (see Figure) have been synthesized in bulk quantities using a combination of galvanic replacement reaction (between Ag nanowires and salt precursors) and an electroless plating process of silver. These nanotubes with controllable structure, composition, and morphology are expected to find uses ranging from catalysis to gas storage, optoelectronics, electronics, and optical sensing.