Nanowires / Nanoobjects

Formation of Spinel Nanotubes

Spinel Nanotubes

The fabrication of hollow nanotubes is important for potential application as high-efficiency catalysts or drug-delivery agents. Such nanotubes can be prepared by different way such as rolling up layered materials or via an axial growth in a rolled-up form, coating pores in templates or by eliminating the core of a core–shell nanowire. A spinel-forming interfacial solid-state reaction of core–shell nanowires involving the Kirkendall effect of counter diffusion was demonstrated as a new innovative method for nanotube formation.



Single-crystalline ZnAl2O4 spinel nanotubes
Single-crystalline MgAl2O4 spinel nanotubes


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