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Photoreactivity Preservation of AgBr Nanowires in Confined Nanospaces

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  • Keita Kobayashi,

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    1. Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8565 (Japan)
    • Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8565 (Japan).
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  • Kazu Suenaga,

    1. Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8565 (Japan)
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  • Takeshi Saito,

    1. Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8565 (Japan)
    2. PRESTO, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi 332-0012 (Japan)
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  • Hisanori Shinohara,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Institute for Advanced Research, Nagoya University, Nagoya 464-8062 (Japan)
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  • Sumio Iijima

    1. Nanotube Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba 305-8565 (Japan)
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Abstract

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AgBr nanowires within single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are extremely stable even under UV laser light illumination. The structure of AgBr nanowires within SWCNTs, which was confirmed by transmission electron microscopy, inhibits photoreduction to Ag by preventing the migration of Br atoms. Reduction of AgBr nanowires to Ag can be observed only when the outer SWCNT is structurally compromised by intense electron beam irradiation.

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