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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2009, Article ID 126354, 3 pages
Research Article

Zinc Sulfide Tubes Reinforced with Carbon Nanofibers

Institute of Solid State Physics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Laboratory of Physical-Chemical Basis of Crystallization, Chernogolovka, 142432 Moscow, Russia

Received 10 October 2008; Revised 16 January 2009; Accepted 27 January 2009

Academic Editor: Burtrand Lee

Copyright © 2009 N. N. Kolesnikov et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Zinc sulfide submicron and nanotubes with outer diameters in the range from 100 to 1000 nm were produced through chemical deposition from vapor under argon pressure. The novel process provides formation of ZnS tubes reinforced with carbon nanofibers. This is the first time that the ZnS tubes are grown with fibers during deposition.