Title

Inorganic Nanotubes

Abstract

Carbon nanotubes were discovered in 1991. It was soon recognized that layered metal dichalcogenides such as MoS 2 could also form fullerene and nanotube type structures, and the first synthesis was reported in 1992. Since then, a large number of layered chalcogenides and other materials have been shown to form nanotubes and their structures investigated by electron microscopy. Inorganic nanotubes constitute an important family of nanostructures with interesting properties and potential applications. In this article, we discuss the progress made in this novel class of inorganic nanomaterials. © The Royal Society of Chemistry 2003.

Department(s)

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 Royal Society of Chemistry, All rights reserved.


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