Core-shell PbI2@WS2 inorganic nanotubes from capillary wetting.
Kreizman R., Hong SY., Sloan J., Popovitz-Biro R., Albu-Yaron A., Tobias G., Ballesteros B., Davis BG., Green MLH., Tenne R.
Multiwall WS(2) nanotube templates were used as hosts to prepare core-shell PbI(2)@WS(2) nanotubes by a capillary-wetting method. Conformal growth of PbI(2) layers on the inner wall of the relatively wide WS(2) nanotubes (i.d. ca. 10 nm) leads to nanotubular structures which were not previously observed in narrow carbon nanotube templates. Image simulation after structural modeling (see picture) showed good agreement with the experimental HRTEM image.