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Influence of dispersed carbon nanotubes on the optical and structural properties of a conjugated polymer
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Paper Abstract

We studied composites of single walled carbon nanotubes and poly(3hexylthiophene) by optical absorption, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron and scanning tunneling microscopy. Dispersing single walled carbon nanotubes in poly(3hexylthiophene) leads to sharpening of vibronic structure and enhanced optical absorbance near the band edge. We show that the enhanced order in the polymer is due to templating of the polymer chains by the surface of the carbon nanotubes leading to increased electronic delocalization.

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Date Published: 29 December 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6037, Device and Process Technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS, and Photonics IV, 60370Z (29 December 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.638671
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Roland G. S. Goh, Queensland Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Eric R. Waclawik, Queensland Univ. of Technology (Australia)
Nunzio Motta, Queensland Univ. of Technology (Australia)
John M. Bell, Queensland Univ. of Technology (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6037:
Device and Process Technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS, and Photonics IV
Jung-Chih Chiao; Andrew S. Dzurak; Chennupati Jagadish; David V. Thiel, Editor(s)

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