Fabrication of Carbon Nanoscrolls from Monolayer Graphene (pages 2010–2019)
Dan Xia, Qingzhong Xue, Jie Xie, Huijuan Chen, Cheng Lv, Flemming Besenbacher and Mingdong Dong
Version of Record online: 16 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1002/smll.201000646
A simple way of synthesizing carbon nanoscrolls is demonstrated using molecular dynamics simulations. The simulations show that graphene sheets can fully self-scroll around carbon nanotubes when the nanotube radius is larger than ≈10 Å, forming a core/shell structure. This method could lead to the development of a broad new class of carbon/carbon core/shell-composite structures with enhanced properties.