Synthesis of MgO Nanowires Combined with C Nanotubes
MgO nanowires combined with C nanotubes have been prepared through method of high-temperature catalytic reaction. The nanostructures consist of nanowires that have right-angled zigzag manner to elongate in three dimensions. Structural characterization and elemental composition analysis identified that the nanowires were made of MgO nanowires combined with C nanotubes. A growth mechanism based on the vapor-liquid-solid (VLS) process is proposed for the formation of the combined nanostructures. With the aid of XRD, SEM, HRTEM and EDS, the morphology, structure and growth mechanism were investigated.
Wei Pan, Jianghong Gong, Chang-Chun Ge and Jing-Feng Li
Y. L. Gong et al., "Synthesis of MgO Nanowires Combined with C Nanotubes", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 280-283, pp. 1167-1170, 2005