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Publication Citation: Self Assembly of Highly Ordered Nanowires in Biological Suspensions of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

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Author(s): Erik K. Hobbie; Jeffrey A. Fagan; Matthew Becker; Steven D. Hudson;
Title: Self Assembly of Highly Ordered Nanowires in Biological Suspensions of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes
Published: December 16, 2008
Abstract: We demonstrate the directed self-assembly of highly-ordered nanowires of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in aqueous biological suspensions. Macroscopically straight and nearly-periodic linear arrangements of well-aligned individual SWNTs are found to nucleate from surface defect sites in confined geometries. Directed self-assembly is achieved through surface patterning, opening up new routes to nanotube manipulation for optical diagnostics and applications that require well-aligned arrangements of precisely placed SWNTs.
Citation: ACS Nano
Volume: 3
Pages: pp. 189 - 196
Keywords: Single-Wall carbon Nanotubes, Self Assembly, Fibrils. Fluorescence
Research Areas: Nanomaterials
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