Prof. Reshef Tenne, a pioneer in the field of inorganic nanotubes, reports that his work has been garnering recognition, of late, in Iran and Bangladesh:
Md. Ashraful Islam and A. S. M. Muntaheen of Chittagong University and the Military Institute of Science & Technology, Bangladesh, for example, write in their article Nanomaterials for Clean Fuel and CO2 Capture:
Prof. Reshef Tenne of the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, discovered inorganic fullerene-like nanospheres and nanotubes, a new class of nanomaterial . Since this discovery, other inorganic nanotubes (INTs) have been presented.
Roohollah Hafizi, S. Javad Hashemifar, Mojtaba Alaei, MohammadReza Jangrouei, and Hadi Akbarzadeh, of Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, review his discoveries as well:
Discovery of the hollow carbon structures in the period of 1985-19911,2 and their fascinating properties along with promising applications is assumed to be one of the major landmarks of contemporary science world. 3,4 First, the experimental evidence on the so-called MoS2 andWS2, in 1992.3 Molybdenum disulfide and tungsten formula ofMX2 (M= Mo,W, Nb and X = S, Se, Te), which share a similar layered structure.
Finally, their colleagues in Isfahan, S. M. Ghoreishi and S. S. Meshkat write:
After a decade of effort a large number of IFs are now achievable, such as transition metal dichalcogenides. MX2 (M = W, Mo, Sn, Ti, Re, Nb, Ta, Hf and Zr; X = S, Se)[12-16], and transition metal oxides (TiO2, V2O5, Cs2O, Tl2O). Among these IFs, transition metal sulfides (IF-MS2) are of greater interest and they have been investigated extensively. With excellent physical and chemical properties, IF-MS2 nanomaterials have important applications as superior solid lubricants, electron devices, (etc.)
(Citations 12-14 and 18 are Tenne’s)
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