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Single-wall carbon nanotubes as templates for organic molecules
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Paper Abstract

Single wall carbon nanotubes are insoluble in most organic solvents such as toluene. Improvements in the solubility of the single wall carbon nanotubes are however seen as a result of specific interactions with molecules such as terphenyl and anthracene. Suspensions formed in toluene with these molecules and the single wall carbon nanotubes are seen to be stable over prolonged periods. Spectroscopic analysis clearly shows an interaction between the carbon nanotubes and the molecules. It is proposed in this study that the use of these more simple molecular systems may help elucidate the nature and extent of the interaction in more complex composite based systems.

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Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463634
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Theresa G. Hedderman, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Luke O'Neill, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
A. Maguire, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Sinead Mary Keogh, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Elizabeth Gregan, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Brendan McCarthy, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Alan Brian Dalton, Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
Gordon Chambers, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Hugh James Byrne, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4876:
Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
Vincent Toal; Norman Douglas McMillan; Gerard M. O'Connor; Eon O'Mongain; Austin F. Duke; John F. Donegan; James A. McLaughlin; Brian D. MacCraith; Werner J. Blau, Editor(s)

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