Applications of nanocomposites

B. Cantor*, C. M. Allen, R. Dunin-Burkowski, M. H. Green, J. L. Hutchinson, K. A Q O'Reilly, A. K. Petford-Long, P. Schumacher, J. Sloan, P. J. Warren

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Carbon nanotubes can be filled with different materials leading to one-dimensional crystallization of salts within the confining nanotube walls. The typical nanotube internal diameter is -1nm. Twisted chains of CdCl2, a polyhedral chain structure with unusual cation coordination, were found. A high pressure rocksalt structure in halides such as CsCl, and tetragonal distortions in halides such as KI were also observed. Image reconstruction generated phase images with aberration corrected atomic positions to better than 0.01 nm accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2055-2059
Number of pages5
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number8-9
StatePublished - May 18 2001


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Devitrified amorphous alloys
  • Grain refiners
  • Magnetic multilayers
  • Secondary phases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys


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