The authors would like to thank J. Denlinger for invaluable assistance at the Advanced Light Source, which is supported by Office of Basic Energy Sciences, U.S. Department of Energy, under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098. Electron microscopy imaging was carried out at the Electron Microscope Center at Argonne National Laboratory, which is supported by the Office of Science. The authors acknowledge the continuous support of the U.S. DOE Office of Science-Materials Science & Engineering under Contract No.W-31-109-ENG-38, and also the Center of Excellence in Synthesis and Processing program of the U.S. DOE Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences.
Synthesis of a Self-Assembled Hybrid of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond and Carbon Nanotubes†
Article first published online: 4 APR 2005
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Volume 17, Issue 12, pages 1496–1500, June, 2005
How to Cite
Xiao, X., Elam, J. W., Trasobares, S., Auciello, O. and Carlisle, J. A. (2005), Synthesis of a Self-Assembled Hybrid of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond and Carbon Nanotubes. Adv. Mater., 17: 1496–1500. doi: 10.1002/adma.200401581
- Issue published online: 7 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 4 APR 2005
- Manuscript Accepted: 21 JAN 2005
- Manuscript Received: 25 SEP 2004
- Carbon nanotube composites;
- Nanocrystalline materials
A self-assembled hybrid of ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is successfully prepared by their simultaneous growth in an argon-rich Ar/CH4 plasma (see Figure and cover). Control of the relative fractions and configurations of UNCD and CNTs in the hybrid material is demonstrated. This new synthesis pathway enables the development of new nanocarbons with unique mechanical, tribological, and electrochemical properties.