Highly ordered hollow oxide nanostructures: The kirkendall effect at the nanoscale

Abdel Aziz El Mel, Marie Buffiere, Pierre Yves Tessier, Stephanos Konstantinidis, Wei Xu, Ke Du, Ishan Wathuthanthri, Chang Hwan Choi, Carla Bittencourt, Rony Snyders

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Abstract

Highly ordered ultra-long oxide nanotubes are fabricated by a simple two-step strategy involving the growth of copper nanowires on nanopatterned template substrates by magnetron sputtering, followed by thermal annealing in air. The formation of such tubular nanostructures is explained according to the nanoscale Kirkendall effect. The concept of this new fabrication route is also extendable to create periodic zero-dimensional hollow nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2838-2843
Number of pages6
JournalSmall
Volume9
Issue number17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • hollow nanostructures
  • Kirkendall effect
  • metal oxides
  • nanofabrication
  • nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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El Mel, A. A., Buffiere, M., Tessier, P. Y., Konstantinidis, S., Xu, W., Du, K., Wathuthanthri, I., Choi, C. H., Bittencourt, C., & Snyders, R. (2013). Highly ordered hollow oxide nanostructures: The kirkendall effect at the nanoscale. Small, 9(17), 2838-2843. https://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201202824