Bright photoluminescence from the inner tubes of "Peapod"-derived double-walled carbon nanotubes

Hiroyuki Muramatsu, Takuya Hayashi, Yoong Ahm Kim, Daisuke Shimamoto, Morinobu Endo, Vincent Meunier, Bobby G. Sumpter, Mauricio Terrones, Mildred S. Dresselhaus

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Abstract

The first observation of bright photoluminescence (PL) corresponding to the inner tubes of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs) prepared by thermal treatment of fullerene- encapsulated nanotubes at temperatures of 1700-2000 8Cis reported (see image). The results suggest that DWNTs could replace single-walled NTs in biomarker and optoelectronics applications due to their strong and stable luminescence properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2678-2682
Number of pages5
JournalSmall
Volume5
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biomaterials
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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