Carbon nanotube-induced planarization of conjugated polymers in solution
The understanding of the conformational interaction between conjugated polymers and carbon nanotubes in solution is essential to develop the applications of carbon nanotubes, particularly conjugated polymer-carbon nanotube hybrid materials. The visible absorption spectroscopic study shows that curved carbon nanotube surfaces can induce the planarization of individual conjugated polymers such as poly(p-phenyleneethynylene)s and poly(3-alkylthiophene)s in solution. The impact of nanotube surface quality on the interaction between carbon nanotubes and conjugated polymers is investigated. © 2005 Materials Research Society.
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Carbon nanotube-induced planarization of conjugated polymers in solution.
Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings,
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