Silica fibers with triangular cross sections

Hu, Junqing, Bando, Yoshio, Zhan, Jinhua, Yuan, Xiaoli, Sekiguchi, Takashi, Li, Chunzhong and Golberg, Dmitri (2006) Silica fibers with triangular cross sections. Advanced Materials, 8 14: 1852-1856. doi:10.1002/adma.200600082


Author Hu, Junqing
Bando, Yoshio
Zhan, Jinhua
Yuan, Xiaoli
Sekiguchi, Takashi
Li, Chunzhong
Golberg, Dmitri
Title Silica fibers with triangular cross sections
Journal name Advanced Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0935-9648
1521-4095
Publication date 2006-07
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/adma.200600082
Volume 8
Issue 14
Start page 1852
End page 1856
Total pages 5
Place of publication Weinheim, West Germany
Publisher Wiley-VCH
Language eng
Subject 0912 Materials Engineering
Abstract A new interesting growth phenomenon for amorphous materials has been discovered for silica fibers prepared by a Sn-assisted vapor-liquid-solid growth method. The fibers exhibit triangular cross sections (see figure) and are surface decorated with SnO2 nanoparticles, forming SiO2/SnO2 heterostructures. They have a typical length of several tens of micrometers (some may even reach a length of over 100 m) and a mean diameter of ca. 0.5-2.5 m. © 2006 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co.
Keyword Silica
Amorphous materials
Fibers
Heterostructures
Q-Index Code C1

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