Structure and Properties of Imogolite Nanotubes and Their Application to Polymer Nanocomposites

Hideyuki Otsuka, Atsushi Takahara

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInorganic and Metallic Nanotubular Materials
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Technologies and Applicatons
EditorsTsuyoshi Kijima
Pages169-190
Number of pages22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2010

Publication series

NameTopics in Applied Physics
Volume117
ISSN (Print)0303-4216
ISSN (Electronic)1437-0859

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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