Vacuum template synthesis of multifunctional nanotubes with tailored nanostructured walls

A. Nicolas Filippin, Manuel Macias-Montero, Zineb Saghi, Jesús Idígoras, Pierre Burdet, Angel Barranco, Paul Midgley, Juan A. Anta, Ana Borras

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    Abstract

    A three-step vacuum procedure for the fabrication of vertical TiO2 and ZnO nanotubes with three dimensional walls is presented. The method combines physical vapor deposition of small-molecules, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition of inorganic functional thin films and layers and a post-annealing process in vacuum in order to remove the organic template. As a result, an ample variety of inorganic nanotubes are made with tunable length, hole dimensions and shapes and tailored wall composition, microstructure, porosity and structure. The fabrication of multishell nanotubes combining different semiconducting oxides and metal nanoparticles is as well explored. This method provides a feasible and reproducible route for the fabrication of high density arrays of vertically alligned nanotubes on processable substrates. The emptying mechanism and microstructure of the nanotubes have been elucidated through SEM, STEM, HAADF-STEM tomography and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. In this article, as a proof of concept, it is presented the straightforward integration of ZnO nanotubes as photoanode in a photovoltaic cell and as a photonic oxygen gas sensor.
    LanguageEnglish
    Number of pages13
    JournalScientific Reports
    Volume6
    Issue number20637
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2016

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    • nanotubes
    • nanostructures

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    Filippin, A. N., Macias-Montero, M., Saghi, Z., Idígoras, J., Burdet, P., Barranco, A., ... Borras, A. (2016). Vacuum template synthesis of multifunctional nanotubes with tailored nanostructured walls. Scientific Reports, 6(20637). https://doi.org/10.1038/srep20637
    Filippin, A. Nicolas ; Macias-Montero, Manuel ; Saghi, Zineb ; Idígoras, Jesús ; Burdet, Pierre ; Barranco, Angel ; Midgley, Paul ; Anta, Juan A. ; Borras, Ana. / Vacuum template synthesis of multifunctional nanotubes with tailored nanostructured walls. In: Scientific Reports. 2016 ; Vol. 6, No. 20637.
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    Vacuum template synthesis of multifunctional nanotubes with tailored nanostructured walls. / Filippin, A. Nicolas; Macias-Montero, Manuel; Saghi, Zineb; Idígoras, Jesús; Burdet, Pierre; Barranco, Angel; Midgley, Paul; Anta, Juan A.; Borras, Ana.

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