Hsu, WK and Li, WZ and Zhu, YQ and Grobert, N and Terrones, M and Terrones, H and Yao, N and Zhang, JP and Firth, S and Clark, RJH and Cheetham, AK and Hare, JP and Kroto, HW and Walton, DRM (2000) KCl crystallization within the space between carbon nanotube walls. Chemical Physics Letters , 317 (1-2) 77 - 82.
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The are discharge method has been used hitherto to encapsulate metal-containing structures within carbon nanotubes [1,2], the arrangement of the nanotube walls playing an important role in the process. We show that KCl can be generated in the space between nanotube walls by treating potassium-intercalated uncapped tubes with CCl4. A relationship between the KCl crystal domain and the hexagonal carbon network is thought to give rise to preferential formation of a 100 plane perpendicular to the tube axes. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved
|Title:||KCl crystallization within the space between carbon nanotube walls|
|Additional information:||Journal Article JAN 28 280XD Walton DRM Univ Sussex, Sch Chem Phys & Environm Sci, Brighton BN1 9QJ, E Sussex, England CHEM PHYS LETT|
|Keywords:||CARBIDE, CARBON, CLUSTERS, CRYSTAL, Crystallization, DIAMOND, discharge, domain, ENCAPSULATED NANOWIRES, formation, model, nanoparticles, network, PHYS, process, processes, Science, Space, Structure, tubes|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry|
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