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Self-Assembly of Subnanometer-Diameter Single-Wall MoS2 Nanotubes

Science  20 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5516, pp. 479-481
DOI: 10.1126/science.1059011

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Abstract

We report on the synthesis, structure, and self-assembly of single-wall subnanometer-diameter molybdenum disulfide tubes. The nanotubes are up to hundreds of micrometers long and display diverse self-assembly properties on different length scales, ranging from twisted bundles to regularly shaped “furry” forms. The bundles, which contain interstitial iodine, can be readily disassembled into individual molybdenum disulfide nanotubes. The synthesis was performed using a novel type of catalyzed transport reaction including C60 as a growth promoter.

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