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Nanotubes and nanowires

Rao, CNR and Govindaraj, A (2001) Nanotubes and nanowires. In: Proceedings Of The Indian Academy Of Sciences Chemical Sciences, 113 (5-6). pp. 375-392.


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Synthesis and characterization of nanotubes and nanowires constitute an important part of nanoscience since these materials are essential building units for several devices. We have prepared aligned carbon nanotube bundles and Y-junction nanotubes by the pyrolysis of appropriate organic precursors. The aligned bundles are useful for field emission display while the Y-junction nanotubes are likely to be useful as nanochips since they exhibit diode properties at the junction. By making use of carbon nanotubes, nanowires of metals, metal oxides and GaN have been obtained. Both the oxide and GaN nanowires are single crystalline. Gold nanowires exhibit plasmon bands varying markedly with the aspect ratio. GaN nanowires show excellent photoluminescence characteristics. It has been possible to synthesise nanotubes and nanowires of metal chalcogenides by employing different strategies.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Proceedings Of The Indian Academy Of Sciences Chemical Sciences
Publisher: Indian Academy Sciences
Additional Information: Journal of Chemical Sciences previously named as Proceedings of Indian Academy of Sciences (Chemical Sciences)
Keywords: Nanotubes;anowires;Y-junction;GaN;metal chalcogenides;Metal oxides
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:16
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1907

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