Transmission electron micrograph of the interface between the graphite constructing a carbon nanotube and β-SiC on the surface of (111) β-SiC. Lower panel: Schematic of the orientation relationship between one  SiC plane, on which carbon nanotubes are standing perpendicularly, and the other  SiC planes. Reprinted with permission from Kusunoki et al. .
Rümmeli et al. Nanoscale Research Letters 2011 6:303 doi:10.1186/1556-276X-6-303