Financial support for this work was provided by the National Science Foundation and the Robert A. Welch Foundation. We thank Prof. R. E. Smalley for the supply of raw HiPco SWNTs. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.
In-Situ Fabrication of Freestanding Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube–Silicate Composite Hex Nuts†
Article first published online: 4 MAY 2005
Copyright © 2005 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 17, Issue 13, pages 1634–1637, July, 2005
How to Cite
Colorado, R., Diosomito, M. E. and Barron, A. R. (2005), In-Situ Fabrication of Freestanding Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube–Silicate Composite Hex Nuts. Adv. Mater., 17: 1634–1637. doi: 10.1002/adma.200400836
- Issue published online: 1 JUL 2005
- Article first published online: 4 MAY 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Received: 25 MAY 2004
- Carbon nanotube composites;
- Carbon nanotubes, single-walled;
- Nanostructures, hollow;
Freestanding “hex nuts” composed of a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)–silicate composite (see Figure) have been fabricated from mats of silica-coated SWNTs using a novel dissolution/regrowth process. This approach simultaneously generates large numbers of composites with well-defined shapes and uniform dimensions. Discrete steps of this fabrication process are discussed.