Generation of hollow crystalline tungsten oxide fibres

W. B. Hu, Y. Q. Zhu, W. K. Hsu, B. H. Chang, M. Terrones, N. Grobert, H. Terrones, J. P. Hare, H. W. Kroto, D. R.M. Walton

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Hollow fibres of crystalline W18O49, arranged in a pine-tree-like structure, were generated by heating WS2 powder in oxygen. SEM, TEM, X-ray and electron diffraction studies show that the individual fibres are composed of single-crystal tungsten oxide whiskers. One-dimensional growth, involving heat dissipation along the fibre axis, is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-233
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science


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