Journal Article

Y. Qin, Y. Kim, L. Zhang, S.-M. Lee, R. B. Yang, A. Pan, K. Mathwig, M. Alexe, U. Gösele and M. Knez
Preparation and Elastic Properties of Helical Nanotubes Obtained by Atomic Layer Deposition with Carbon Nanocoils as Templates
small 6 (2010) 910.

Helical oxide nanotubes prepared by atomic layer deposition (ALD) replicate the helical morphology of the carbonnanocoil templates. ALD is superior to other coating technologies for the high-curvature surfaces of the nanostructures in terms of conformality and thickness control. The helical nanotubes have much better elasticity than straight nanotubes.