The surface attachment of cut single-walled carbon nanotubes

M. Marshall, S. Popa-Nita, N. T. Baney, J. S. Quinton, J. G. Shapter

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    Single-walled nanotubes (SWNT) possess low solubilities in most media. At Flinders, we have cut and functionalised SWNTs to enhance solubility attach other species. We have successfully illustrated the merit of this method, through the chemical mounting of cut nanotubes on gold and aluminium surfaces. These systems have been characterised by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), atomic force microscopy (AFM) as well as acid-base chemistry. The successful attachment of various species to nanotubes in future will enable smarter chemical devices, where only the unique properties of carbon nanotubes, such as superior electron transport properties, will be required for their optimisation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    Event16th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics: Physics for the Nation - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
    Duration: 30 Jan 20054 Feb 2005 (Trove record for congress handbook and abstracts)


    Conference16th National Congress of the Australian Institute of Physics
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