The project is financially supported by the Layman Award and the Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research (NCESR). J. Yan is grateful to Prof. J. A. Turner for his generosity in sharing the nanoindenter (assisted by Ben Polly), to Dr. Han Chen and Dr. Xingzhong Li for their assistance with SEM and TEM imaging, and to Ocelio V. Lima for many helpful discussions.
Free-Standing All-Nanoparticle Thin Fibers: A Novel Nanostructure Bridging Zero- and One-Dimensional Nanoscale Features†
Article first published online: 12 NOV 2008
Copyright © 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 21, Issue 3, pages 314–319, January 19, 2009
How to Cite
Yan, J., Chen, Z., Jiang, J., Tan, L. and Zeng, X. C. (2009), Free-Standing All-Nanoparticle Thin Fibers: A Novel Nanostructure Bridging Zero- and One-Dimensional Nanoscale Features. Adv. Mater., 21: 314–319. doi: 10.1002/adma.200801130
- Issue published online: 12 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 12 NOV 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 25 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Received: 24 APR 2008
- Nebraska Center for Energy Science Research (NCESR)
- porous materials
Zero-dimensional nanoparticle structures have a prominent role as building blocks for complex assemblies. However, major barriers to the construction of 1D assemblies using 0D elements exist. The fabrication of free-standing all-nanoparticles thin fibers is presented, where the fibers have a uniform diameter (1.5 µm) and a high aspect ratio (length/diameter ≥ 2500).