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Hollow structures with bilayer graphene walls

Harris, P. J. F. (2012) Hollow structures with bilayer graphene walls. Carbon, 50 (9). pp. 3195-3199. ISSN 0008-6223

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2011.10.050


The formation of three-dimensional shell-like structures with bilayer graphene walls is described. The structures are produced by the passage of an electric current through graphite in an arc-discharge apparatus. High resolution transmission electron microscopy is used to characterize the carbon, and provides evidence that the structures are three-dimensional rather than flat. A striking feature of the material is that it contains bilayer nanotubes seamlessly joined to larger shell-like regions. The possible growth mechanism of the carbon is discussed, and potential applications considered.

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Divisions:Interdisciplinary centres and themes > Chemical Analysis Facility (CAF) > Electron Microscopy Laboratory (CAF)
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