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Title: The synthesis of high coercivity cobalt-in-carbon nanotube hybrid structures and their optical limiting properties
Authors: Narayanan, T.N.
Suchand Sandeep, C.S.
Shaijumon, M.M.
Ajayan, P.M.
Philip, Reji
Anantharaman, M.R.
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd.
Citation: Nanotechnology, 2009, Vol.20, 285702
Abstract: Magnetic heterostructures with carbon nanotubes having multiple functionalities are fascinating materials which can be manipulated by means of an external magnetic field. In this paper we report our investigations on the synthesis and optical limiting properties of pristine cobalt nanotubes and high coercivity cobalt-in-carbon nanotubes (a new nanosystem where carbon nanotubes are filled with cobalt nanotubes). A general mobility assisted growth mechanism for the formation of one-dimensional nanostructures inside nanopores is verified in the case of carbon nanotubes. The open-aperture z-scan technique is employed for the optical limiting measurements in which nanosecond laser pulses at 532 nm have been used for optical excitation. Compared to the benchmark pristine carbon nanotubes these materials show an enhanced nonlinear optical absorption, and the nonlinear optical parameters calculated from the data show that these materials are efficient optical limiters. To the best of our knowledge this is the first report where the optical limiting properties of metal nanotubes are compared to those of carbon nanotubes.
Description: Restricted Access. This has been reported in, Lab talk, Aug 5, 2009
ISSN: 1361-6528 (Online)
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Copyright: 2009 IOP Publishing
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