Mechanical cutting of bamboo-shaped multiwalled carbon nanotubes by an atomic force microscope tip

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Mechanical cutting of the bamboo-shaped multiwalled carbon nanotubes (BS-MWNTs) was achieved by using an atomic force microscope (AFM) tip. Nip- and pen cap-like shapes were observed in the BS-MWNT cut sections. By close inspection of the cut sections, we were able to identify the mechanism of the mechanical cutting in BS-MWNTs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-686
Number of pages4
JournalSolid State Communications
Issue number11-12
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Sep 1



  • A. Nanostructures
  • B. Thermal chemical vapor deposition
  • C. Scanning probe microscopy
  • D. Mechanical property

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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