Hierarchical Two- and Three-Dimensional Microstructures Composed of Rare-Earth Compound Nanotubes


  • We thank the Tokuyama Science Foundation and the Izumi Science and Technology Foundation for financial support.


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Two- and three-dimensional hierarchical microstructures that are composed of rare-earth compound nanotubes have been formed by utilizing both the self-assembly phenomenon of the nanotubes and reactions at various interfaces. The template-free synthesis of the nanotubes by a homogeneous precipitation method controlled via coexisting anions is also described.