Inorganic Nanotubes

  • Maja Remskar


Since the first report on synthesis of the WS2 nanotubes in 1992, the number of articles on successful growth of different inorganic nanotubes increases rapidly revealing the importance of this field for nanotechnology. Although some geometrical similarities with carbon nanotubes, inorganic nanotubes distinguish themselves by important peculiarities, from the growth mechanisms to the physical and chemical properties attractive for possible applications. Their structural properties, important for potential applications for biosensors, drug delivery, safe containers, nanoreactors and strengthening fibres are discussed in this chapter.


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  1. 1.Jozef Stefan InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia

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