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Inorganic nanotubes and fullerene-like nanoparticles: an update


by  Prof. Reshef Tenne

Department of Materials and Interfaces, Weizmann Institute, ISRAEL



东南大学 新华厅

      This presentation is aimed at underlying the principles, synthesis, characterization and applications of inorganic nanotubes (INT) and fullerne-like (IF) nanoparticles (NP) from 2-D layered compounds. While the high temperature synthesis and study of IF materials and INT from layered metal dichalcogenides, like WS2 and MoS2 remain a major challenge, progress with the synthesis of IF and INT structures from various other compounds has been realized, as well. IF-MS2 (M=W,Mo, etc) were shown to be superior solid lubricants in the variety of forms, including an additive to various lubricating fluids/greases and for various self-lubricating coating. Some new potential applications for these and related materials will be discussed in the fields high toughness nanocomposites; catalysis; rechargeable batteries. Selective optical coatings which reflect less than 2% of the light over 300-1100 nm will be presented. Such coatings may find numerous applications, among others, in capturing the solar light for thermal energy generation.











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