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Applied Physics A

, Volume 66, Issue 3, pp 307-317

Novel nanotubes and encapsulated nanowires

  • M. TerronesAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
  • , W.K. HsuAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
  • , A. SchilderAffiliated withLehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik II, Universität Bayreuth and Bayreuther Institut für Makromolekülforschung (BIMF), D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany
  • , H. TerronesAffiliated withInstituto de Física, UNAM, Apartado Postal 20-364, 01000 México, D. F.
  • , N. GrobertAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
  • , J.P. HareAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
  • , Y.Q. ZhuAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
  • , M. SchwoererAffiliated withLehrstuhl für Experimentalphysik II, Universität Bayreuth and Bayreuther Institut für Makromolekülforschung (BIMF), D-95440 Bayreuth, Germany
  • , K. PrassidesAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
    • , H.W. KrotoAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK
    • , D.R.M. WaltonAffiliated withSchool of Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science, University of Sussex Brighton, BN1 9QJ, UK

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mixtures. Prolonged electron irradiation of these nanowires leads to axial growth and to dynamic transformations. These observations suggest ways in which materials may be modified by microencapsulation and irradiation.

PACS: 61.48.+c; 73.61.Wp