Ultralight Interconnected Metal Oxide Nanotube Networks

Stano K. L. , Faraji S., Hodges R., Yildiz O., Wells B., Akyıldız H. İ. , ...More

SMALL, vol.12, no.18, pp.2432-2438, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/smll.201503267
  • Title of Journal : SMALL
  • Page Numbers: pp.2432-2438


Record-breaking ultralow density aluminum oxide structures are prepared using a novel templating technique. The alumina structures are unique in that they are comprised by highly aligned and interconnected nanotubes yielding anisotropic behavior. Large-scale network structures with complex form-factors can easily be made using this technique. The application of the low density networks as humidity sensing materials as well as thermal insulation is demonstrated.