Mono-sized single-wall carbon nanotubes formed in channels of AlPO4-5 single crystal
Tang, Z. K.
Date of Issue1998
School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences
An alternative approach to the synthesis of mono-sized and parallel-aligned single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNs) is reported. The SWCNs are formed in 0.73 nm sized channels of microporous aluminophosphate crystallites by pyrolysis of tripropylamine molecules in the channels. They are characterized through transmission electron microscopy, polarized Raman scattering, and electrical transport measurements. Our results would open a door to further detailed studies on the intrinsic properties of carbon nanotubes now in progress.
Applied Physics Letters.
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