Carbon nanocrosses: Synthesis, characterization and growth mechanism of a novel carbon nano-structure

Gui Ping Dai, Shuguang Deng

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Abstract

We report the growth and structural information of a novel carbon-based nanostructure in the form of crosses with hollow interiors. The center of the cross has a diameter about 160-180 nm, and the four branches of the cross junction consisting of single-walled carbon nanotubes are uniformly tapered to form the pointed tips. These conical branches of the nanocrosses are composed of coaxial cylindrical graphene sheets, a continuous shortening of the graphene layers in the outer surface along the axial direction. A liquid droplet dispersion theory is proposed to explain the growth of this new carbon nanostructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume536
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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