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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 18
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/smll.201503267
  • Journal Name: SMALL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2432-2438
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


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.