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Materials 2010, 3(8), 4387-4427;

Carbon Nanotubes Filled with Ferromagnetic Materials

Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW) Dresden, Helmholtzstrasse 20, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
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Received: 1 July 2010 / Revised: 20 July 2010 / Accepted: 9 August 2010 / Published: 13 August 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis of Carbon Nanotube)
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Carbon nanotubes (CNT) filled with ferromagnetic metals like iron, cobalt or nickel are new and very interesting nanostructured materials with a number of unique properties. In this paper we give an overview about different chemical vapor deposition (CVD) methods for their synthesis and discuss the influence of selected growth parameters. In addition we evaluate possible growth mechanisms involved in their formation. Moreover we show their identified structural and magnetic properties. On the basis of these properties we present different application possibilities. Some selected examples reveal the high potential of these materials in the field of medicine and nanotechnology. View Full-Text
Keywords: carbon nanotubes; ferromagnetic nanowires; growth mechanism; magnetic properties; application carbon nanotubes; ferromagnetic nanowires; growth mechanism; magnetic properties; application

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Weissker, U.; Hampel, S.; Leonhardt, A.; Büchner, B. Carbon Nanotubes Filled with Ferromagnetic Materials. Materials 2010, 3, 4387-4427.

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