Curved nanostructured materials

Humberto Terrones, Mauricio Terrones

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Graphite is a layered material that is very flexible, in which each layer is able to curve in order to form cages, nanotubes, nanocoils, nanocones, etc. In this paper, we demonstrate that various synthetic routes are capable of producing graphite-like nanomaterials with fascinating electronic and mechanical properties. There are other layered systems, which could curl and bend, thus generating novel nanostructures with positive and negative Gaussian curvature. In this context, we will also demonstrate that hexagonal boron nitride, tungsten disulfide (WS2), molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and rhenium disulfide (ReS2) are also able to create nanocages, nanotubes and nano-arrangements exhibiting novel physico-chemical properties that could revolutionize materials science in the 21st century.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)126.1-126.37
JournalNew Journal of Physics
StatePublished - Oct 3 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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