Nanoscale Microelectrochemical Cells on Carbon Nanotubes


  • We acknowledge support from the EPSRC (GR/R68078/02), the Royal Society (2005-2006 China Fellowship), and the NSFC (20403012).


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Nanoscale microelectrochemical cells can form on individual carbon nanotubes in neutral aqueous solutions of KMnO4, leading to corrosion of the nanotubes (see image) and simultaneous deposition of nanocrystalline MnO2 on both external and internal surfaces of the nanotubes.