• Novel fabrication of silica nanotubes using multi-walled carbon nanotubes as template

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    • Keywords

       

      Silica nanotubes; template; functionalization; MWCNTs.

    • Abstract

       

      Silica nanotubes were synthesized using multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) as template. The as-obtained samples were characterized by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), field emission scanning electron microscope (FE–SEM) and photoluminescent (PL) spectroscopy. The results indicate that the thickness of the outer walls is about 10 nm and the inner diameter is completely dependent on the size of MWCNTs. The as-fabricated silica nanotubes emit a strong violet light under excitation of 250 nm.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Zhi-Hua Yin1 Xiang Liu1 Zhong-Xing Su1

      1. College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, PR China
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  • Bulletin of Materials Science | News

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