Imogolite is a hydrous aluminosilicate nanofiber with the general formula of [SiO2 · Al2O3 · 2H2O]. It forms a hollow nanotube with an external diameter of ca. 2.5 nm, an internal diameter of less than 1 nm, and lengths ranging from several hundred nanometers to several micrometers. This chapter describes the synthesis and properties of imogolite, along with its application to nanohybrids with polymers.
|Title of host publication||Inorganic and Metallic Nanotubular Materials|
|Subtitle of host publication||Recent Technologies and Applicatons|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2010|
|Name||Topics in Applied Physics|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)