Photon-induced selective interaction between small-diameter metallic carbon nanotubes and triton X-100
2007 (English)In: Journal of the American Chemical Society, ISSN 0002-7863, E-ISSN 1520-5126, Vol. 129, no 3, 666-671 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We report a highly selective chemical interaction between single-walled carbon nanotubes and Triton X-100 according to nanotubes' electronic structure and diameter. The interaction is induced by laser irradiation at power densities down to 10(-2) mu W/mu m(2) but with photon energies matching those for electronic transition in nanotubes. Our experimental results point to a photon-induced chemical interaction of Triton X-100 with metallic nanotubes below 1.1 nm in diameter and indicate the selectivity being dictated by Fermi electrons and enhanced by curvature-induced strain.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 129, no 3, 666-671 p.
raman-spectroscopy, separation, functionalization, reactivity, dispersion, spectra
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-16324DOI: 10.1021/ja066419sISI: 000243503700047ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33846428811OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-16324DiVA: diva2:334366
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved