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Binary Phase of Layered Nanotubes

  • R.L.D. Whitby (a1), W.K. Hsu (a1), C.B. Boothroyd (a2), P.K. Fearon (a1), H.W. Kroto (a1) and D.R.M. Walton (a1)...


A binary phase of layered nanotubes, where MWCNs (Multi-walled carbon nanotubes) are coated by WS2, are generated by pyrolysing WO3-coated MWCNs in an H2S/N2 atmosphere at 900 °C. TGA and TEM show that WS2 acts as an antioxidant with respect to the MWCN core.



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