Self-Assembled Nanofibers from Random Silicate Platelets


  • We acknowledge financial support from the National Science Council (NSC) of Taiwan.


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Fibrous materials of lengths up to 10 μm are obtained from the self-assembly of random silicate platelets. Under transmission electron microscopy electron-beam bombardment, a fiber of stacked platelets was further transformed into a tube-like arrangement (see Figure), conceptually shown in the inset.