Nano Research

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3-D characterization of CdSe nanoparticles attached to carbon nanotubes


Electron tomography, CdSe nanoparticles, STEM, HRTEM, carbon nanotubes


The crystallographic structure of CdSe nanoparticles attached to carbon nanotubes has been elucidated by means of high resolution transmission electron microscopy and high angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy tomography. CdSe rod-like nanoparticles, grown in solution together with carbon nanotubes, undergo a morphological transformation and become attached to the carbon surface. Electron tomography reveals that the nanoparticles are hexagonal-based with the (001) planes epitaxially matched to the outer graphene layer.

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Tsinghua University Press