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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

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

Keywords

Single-Wall carbon Nanotubes, Self Assembly, Fibrils. Fluorescence

Citation

Hobbie, E. , Fagan, J. , Becker, M. and Hudson, S. (2008), Self Assembly of Highly Ordered Nanowires in Biological Suspensions of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes, ACS Nano, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=854421 (Accessed July 14, 2024)

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Created December 16, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017