physica status solidi (a)
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Editor: Stefan Hildebrandt (Editor-in-Chief), Sabine Bahrs (Deputy Editor)
Online ISSN: 1862-6319
Front Cover: Multi-level composite nanostructures based on the arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes and planar graphite layers (Phys. Status Solidi A 2/2011)
The image on the front cover refers to the article by Labunov et al. (pp. 453–458). It shows an SEM image (background) and a scheme of the proposed growth mechanism of new composite nanostructures composed of two allotropic forms of carbon: the arrays of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and planar graphite layers (PGL) located between the CNT arrays. These nanostructures have been entitled as “CNT-PGL nanostacks”. As could be revealed by EDX analysis, carbon predominates both in the nanotube arrays and planar layers. The possible scenarios of the growth mechanism of these nanostructures have been proposed.