Description of the publication:

Authors:

Stanis³aw Kud³a, Katarzyna Szpilska, Andrzej Sikora, Joanna Warycha

Title:

SEM and AFM imaging of inorganic nanotubes

Journal:

Polish Journal of Applied Chemistry

Year:

2011

Vol:

LV

Pages:

73–80

ISSN/ISBN:

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DOI:

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Link:

http://baztech.icm.edu.pl/baztech/cgi-bin/btgetdoc.cgi?BPC2-0009-0016

Keywords:

Nano–objects, nanotechnology, inorganic nanotubes, SEM, AFM

Abstract:

In the last decade inorganic nanotubes became a new class of nanomaterials. Those structures can be formed from inorganic materials such as metals, metal sulfides or metal oxides. In 1992 tungsten disulfide nanotubes (WS2) synthesized by Tenne were the first ever obtained inorganic nanotubes. This report contains some general information on inorganic nanotubes on the background of other nano–objects, the use of which is promising for the synthesis of new composite materials. The morphology of WS2 nanotubes observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) is discussed.

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Example figure:

3D topography view of the organic nanotubes.