Advanced Materials

Aligned Nanocables: Controlled Sheathing of CuO Nanowires by a Self-Assembled Tubular Glycolipid

Authors

  • Y. Zhou,

    1. SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)
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  • S. Kamiya,

    1. Nanoarchitectonics Research Center (NARC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)
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  • H. Minamikawa,

    1. Nanoarchitectonics Research Center (NARC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)
    2. SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)
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  • T. Shimizu

    1. Nanoarchitectonics Research Center (NARC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)
    2. SORST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565 (Japan)
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Abstract

Aligned nanocables, consisting of CuO nanowire cores and lipid nanotube shells, are prepared by sheathing an aligned array of CuO nanowires with a self-assembled tubular glycolipid (see figure). The sheath thickness of the nanocable is tunable by changing the incubation temperature of the lipid on the CuO nanowire.

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