Laser-assisted solid-state synthesis of carbon nanotube/silicon core/shell structures

M. Mahjouri-Samani, Y. S. Zhou, L. Fan, Y. Gao, W. Xiong, K. L. More, L. Jiang, Y. F. Lu

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A single-step solid-state synthetic approach was developed for the synthesis of silicon-coated carbon nanotube (CNT) core/shell structures. This was achieved through laser-induced melting and evaporation of CNT-deposited Si substrates using a continuous wavelength CO2 laser. The synthesis location of the CNT/Si structures was defined by the laser-irradiated spots. The thickness of the coating was controlled by tuning the laser power and synthesis time during the coating process. This laser-based synthetic technique provides a convenient approach for solid-state, controllable, gas-free, simple and cost-effective fabrication of CNT/Si core/shell structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number255604
Issue number25
StatePublished - Jun 28 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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