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Doping control for nanotubes

Adding guest atoms to inorganic nanotubes, known as ‘doping’, influences their room-temperature magnetic properties — properties that could be exploited in ‘spintronic’ devices and computer memory.

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Figure 1: Vanadium oxide (VOx) nanotubes, seen in false-colour by scanning electron microscope.


Figure 2: Nano-scrolls.



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