Templating effect of hydrogen-passivated silicon nanowires in the production of hydrocarbon nanotubes and nanoonions via sonochemical reactions with common organic solvents under ambient conditions.

@article{Sun2002TemplatingEO,
  title={Templating effect of hydrogen-passivated silicon nanowires in the production of hydrocarbon nanotubes and nanoonions via sonochemical reactions with common organic solvents under ambient conditions.},
  author={Xuhui Sun and Chi-Pui Li and Ning-Bew Wong and Chun Sing Lee and Shuit-Tong Lee and Boon-Keng Teo},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={124 50},
  pages={14856-7}
}
A new type of well-structured, hydrocarbon nanomaterial including nanotubes and onions, with interlayer spacing ranging from 3.4 to 5.8 A, was discovered by reacting SiNWs with common organic solvents in a laboratory sonicator under ambient conditions (room temperature and atmospheric pressure).