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KCl crystallization within the space between carbon nanotube walls

Hsu, WK; Li, WZ; Zhu, YQ; Grobert, N; Terrones, M; Terrones, H; Yao, N; (2000) KCl crystallization within the space between carbon nanotube walls. Chemical Physics Letters , 317 (1-2) pp. 77-82.

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Abstract

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

Type: Article
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
UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Chemistry
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/24673
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