Boron-assisted coalescence of parallel multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Hiroyuki Muramatsu, Takuya Hayashi, Kazunori Fujisawa, Tomohiro Tojo, Yong Il Ko, Aaron Morelos-Gomez, Kap Seung Yang, Yoong Ahm Kim, Morinobu Endo, Mauricio Terrones, Mildred S. Dresselhaus

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Coalescing carbon nanotubes is a major challenge for designing structures with novel physical and chemical properties and for creating three-dimensional carbon networks with improved mechanical and transport properties. We have coalesced adjacent triple walled carbon nanotubes (TWNTs) covalently, using catalytic boron atoms at high temperatures. The two outermost and then the two inner nanotubes of adjacent TWNTs merged in order to create an enlarged flattened double-walled carbon nanotube which encapsulated the two innermost single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26266-26270
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number48
StatePublished - Dec 28 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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