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Sn-Filled Single-Crystalline Wurtzite-Type ZnS Nanotubes

Authors

  • Junqing Hu Dr.,

    1. Advanced Materials Laboratory, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan, Fax: (+81) 298-51-6280
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  • Yoshio Bando Prof.,

    1. Advanced Materials Laboratory, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan, Fax: (+81) 298-51-6280
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  • Jinhua Zhan Dr.,

    1. Advanced Materials Laboratory, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan, Fax: (+81) 298-51-6280
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  • Dmitri Golberg Dr.

    1. Advanced Materials Laboratory, National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Namiki 1-1, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan, Fax: (+81) 298-51-6280
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  • This work was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Fellowship tenable at the National Institute for Materials Science, Tsukuba, Japan.

Abstract

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A Sn-nanorod-templated process was used for the first synthesis of single-crystalline wurtzite-type ZnS nanotubes. The as-grown ZnS nanotubes are structurally uniform single crystals and are partially filled with Sn (see picture). Most of the tubes are straight with lengths ranging from several to tens of micrometers, diameters of about 150–250 nm, and wall thicknesses of about 50–80 nm.

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