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Facile Route to Silver Nanotubes

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  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (50225311, 20374034, 50373023) and the National Basic Research Foundation (2003CB615700).

Abstract

Many novel applications of silver become possible if silver nanotubes can be produced reliably and easily. A simple, template-assisted procedure is reported here. The Figure shows a scanning electron microscopy image of one of the silver nanotubes, which was broken by ultrasonic vibration, demonstrating that the nanostructure is indeed a hollow nanotube and showing that the nanotube is formed of (crystalline) nanoparticles.

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