Superconducting single crystalline MgB2 nanotubes

Shao Min Zhou, Peng Wang, Sheng Li, Bin Zhang, He Chun Gong, Xing Tang Zhang

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Large-scale single crystalline MgB2 tubelike nanostructures were successfully prepared by thermal evaporation of MgB2 particles precursors without involvement of template or patterned catalyst. The inner diameter, outer diameter and length of the as-fabricated single MgB2 nanotube (NT) are respectively about 30 nm, 90 nm and several tens of microns. Existence of superconductivity within the products is confirmed by AC and DC magnetic susceptibility at low temperatures. The work represents the achievement to produce the bulk superconductivity with the hollow-structured morphology. Synthesis of MgB2 NTs with bulk superconductivity may open up new possibilities for the fundamental understanding of the effect of dimensionality on superconductivity. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1680-1682
Number of pages3
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - 15 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnesium diboride
  • Nanotube
  • Superconducting


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