Title

Metal Nanowires and Intercalated Metal Layers in Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles

Abstract

Nanowires of Au, Ag, Pt, and Pd (1.0-1.4 nm diam) have been produced in the capillaries of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs). The nanowire is single-crystalline in some cases. Dispersions of the nanowires in alcohol show longitudinal plasmon absorption bands at different wavelengths, suggesting the presence of a distribution of aspect ratios. A novel phenomenon involving the intercalation of metal layers ( 0.5 nm thick) in the intertubular space of SWNT bundles has been observed. SWNTs decorated by metal nanoparticles are formed in some of the preparations.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 American Chemical Society (ACS), All rights reserved.


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