Synthesis and characterization of selenium-carbon nanocables

O. E.D. Rodrigues, G. D. Saraiva, R. O. Nascimento, E. B. Barros, J. Mendes Filho, Y. A. Kim, H. Muramatsu, M. Endo, M. Terrenes, M. S. Dresselhaus, A. G.Souza Filho

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In this letter, we report the synthesis and characterization of a novel Se-C hybrid nanostructure. X-ray diffraction data indicates a high degree of crystallinity for the nanostructured Se shell. High resolution transmission electron microscopy images show that the Se-C nanostructures consist of coaxial nanocables made of single wall carbon nanotubes, as the core, surrounded by a trigonal Selenium shell. Resonance Raman spectroscopy was used to access the properties of both the carbon nanotubes and selenium. The behavior of the radial breathing mode and the G-band indicates that the Se shell primarily covers semiconducting nanotubes. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy show that the nanocables have a thin coverage of seleniun oxide. We envisage that this system could be used in the fabrication of photonic devices as an interface between electronic and photonic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3651-3655
Number of pages5
JournalNano letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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