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    3D characterization of CdSe nanoparticles attached to carbon nanotubes

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    The crystallographic structure of CdSe nanoparticles attached to carbon nanotubes has been elucidated by means of high resolution transmission electron microscopy and high angle annular dark field scanning transmission electron microscopy tomography. CdSe rod-like nanoparticles, grown in solution together with carbon nanotubes, undergo a morphological transformation and become attached to the carbon surface. Electron tomography reveals that the nanoparticles are hexagonal-based with the (001) planes epitaxially matched to the outer graphene layer.Comment: 7 pages, 8 figure

    Clean versus dirty silicate grains and the state of carbon crystallization in interstellar and circumstellar dust

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    Possible compounds for the 9.7 micron spectral feature and the 2175A spectral bump are examined. Results from electron microscopy and high resolution transmission electron microscopy are discussed

    Realization of aligned three-dimensional single-crystal chromium nanostructures by thermal evaporation

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    Aligned three-dimensional single-crystal chromium nanostructures are fabricated onto a silicon substrate by thermal evaporation in a conventional thermal evaporator, where the incident angle of Cr vapor flux with respect to the substrate surface normal is fixed at 88°. The effects of the deposition time and incident angle on the morphology of the resulting nanostructures are investigated. The achieved Cr nanostructures are characterized by scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive X-ray analysis, X-ray diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, and surface area measurement. This study provides a convenient way to fabricate three-dimensional single-crystal Cr nanostructures, which is suitable for batch fabrication and mass production. Finally, the same technique is employed to fabricate the nanostructures of other metals such as Ag, Au, Pd, and Ni