Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 42, Issue 3, pp 1042–1045 | Cite as

Controllable synthesis of CuS nanotubes and nanobelts using lyotropic liquid crystal templates

  • Yan Zhu
  • Xiangke Guo
  • Jiefu Jin
  • Yeqian Shen
  • Xuefeng Guo
  • Weiping DingEmail author

Considerable research attentions have been paid to one-dimensional (1D) nanostructures, due to their unique properties and applications in optical, electrical, and magnetic devices [1]. In particular, since the discovery of carbon nanotubes [2], research opportunities have been opened up for a variety of inorganic nanotubes [3, 4, 5]. Much many chemical methods have been reported to reach 1D nanostructures, such as self-assembly of 0D nanostructure [6], using capping reagents to control and modify the growth habit of a seed [7]. Especially, template-directed synthesis represents an elegant straightforward route to organize 1D nanostructures and to control the size and shape of nanocrystals [8]. Among the various nanoscale materials, nanobelts have also attracted much interest as potential interconnects and active components in fabricating nanoscale electronic and photonic devices [9].

As a member of the chalcogenides, copper sulfide possesses excellent optical and electrical properties...


Transmission Electron Micrographs Copper Sulfide Thioacetamide Lamellar Liquid Crystal Camphorsulfonic Acid 
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We are grateful to the financial support from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China (Grant No.2003CB615804) and the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 20403008, 20673054).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yan Zhu
    • 1
  • Xiangke Guo
    • 1
  • Jiefu Jin
    • 1
  • Yeqian Shen
    • 1
  • Xuefeng Guo
    • 1
  • Weiping Ding
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Lab of Mesoscopic chemsitry, School of Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringNanjing UniversityNanjing China

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