Vertically aligned pearl-like carbon nanotube arrays for fiber spinning.

  title={Vertically aligned pearl-like carbon nanotube arrays for fiber spinning.},
  author={H. Peng and M. Jain and Qingwen Li and D. Peterson and Yuntian Zhu and Q. Jia},
  journal={Journal of the American Chemical Society},
  volume={130 4},
  • H. Peng, M. Jain, +3 authors Q. Jia
  • Published 2008
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Chemical Society
This work reports the first synthesis of highly aligned, pearl-like carbon nanotube arrays through a chemical vapor deposition process. The unique morphology of these carbon nanotubes makes it possible to spin them into macroscopic fibers with excellent mechanical and electrical properties. In addition, the interesting hollow structure of these nanotubes opens new applications such as nanoreactors. 
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