Effects of substrate curvature on the adsorption of Poly(3- hexylthiophene) on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Goh, Roland G.S., Motta, Nunzio, Bell, John M., & Waclawik, Eric R. (2006) Effects of substrate curvature on the adsorption of Poly(3- hexylthiophene) on Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 88(5), 053101-1---3.


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A detailed study of poly(alkylthiophene) self-assembly and organization on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) is presented. Monolayers of regioregular poly(3-hexyl thiophene) (rrP3HT) adsorbed on SWNTs have been imaged by scanning tunneling microscopy. Our results show that the rrP3HT interchain distance is greater for rrP3HT monolayers adsorbed onto the curved surfaces of SWNTs than on the flat surfaces of highly ordered pyrolytic graphite samples. Comparisons between the native polymer deposited on graphite and the composite structure confirmed that the presence of carbon nanotubes in rrP3HT produces a material with a high degree of order at the molecular level.

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ID Code: 2737
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Carbon Nanotubes, Organic Photovoltaics, Solar Cells, STM, Polymers, P3HT, Nanotechnology
DOI: 10.1063/1.2168514
ISSN: 0003-6951
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHYSICAL SCIENCES (020000) > CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS (020400) > Surfaces and Structural Properties of Condensed Matter (020406)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Polymerisation Mechanisms (030305)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 American Institute of Physics
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2014 01:14

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