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Yu Cao, Sen Cong, Xuan Cao, Fanqi Wu, Qingzhou Liu, Moh R Amer, Chongwu Zhou
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are extremely promising materials for building next-generation electronics due to their unique physical and electronic properties. In this article, we will review the research efforts and achievements of SWNTs in three electronic fields, namely analog radio-frequency electronics, digital electronics, and macroelectronics. In each SWNT-based electronic field, we will present the major challenges, the evolutions of the methods to overcome these challenges, and the state-of-the-art of the achievements...
August 14, 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745872/investigating-limiting-factors-in-stretchable-all-carbon-transistors-for-reliable-stretchable-electronics
#2
Alex Chortos, Chenxin Zhu, Jin Young Oh, Xuzhou Yan, Igor Pochorovski, John W F To, Nan Liu, Ulrike Kraft, Boris Murmann, Zhenan Bao
Stretchable form factors enable electronic devices to conform to irregular 3D structures, including soft and moving entities. Intrinsically stretchable devices have potential advantages of high surface coverage of active devices, improved durability, and reduced processing costs. This work describes intrinsically stretchable transistors composed of single walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) electrodes and semiconductors and a dielectric that consists of a nonpolar elastomer. The use of a non-polar elastomer dielectric enabled hysteresis-free device characteristics...
July 26, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742363/improved-performance-of-glucose-bioanodes-using-composites-of-7-6-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-and-a-ferrocene-lpei-redox-polymer
#3
Jie Chen, Rujuta Munje, Nicholas P Godman, Shalini Prasad, Daniel T Glatzhofer, David W Schmidtke
The effect of incorporating different types of carbon nanotubes into composite films of a redox polymer (FcMe2-C3-LPEI) and glucose oxidase (GOX) was investigated. The composite films were constructed by first forming a high-surface area network film of either single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) or multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) on a glassy carbon electrode (GCE) by solution casting of a suspension of Triton-X-100 dispersed SWNTs. Next a glucose responsive redox hydrogel was formed on top of the nanotube-modified electrode by cross-linking FcMe2-C3-LPEI with glucose oxidase via ethylene glycol diglycidyl ether (EGDGE)...
July 25, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742321/understanding-the-effect-of-functional-groups-on-the-seeded-growth-of-copper-on-carbon-nanotubes-for-optimizing-electrical-transmission
#4
Kourtney D Wright, Cathren E Gowenlock, Joseph C Bear, Andrew R Barron
We present a study of the seeded growth of copper on the surface of two classes of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in order to compare the effects of surface functional groups. Pyridine-functionalized HiPco SWNTs and ultrashort SWNTs (US-SWNTs) were synthesized (py-SWNTs and py-US-SWNTs, respectively), and the functionality was used as seed sites for copper, via an aqueous electroless deposition reaction, as a comparison to the carboxylic acid functionality present on piranha-etched SWNTs and the native US-SWNTs...
August 16, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729686/ultralow-voltage-operation-of-biologically-assembled-all-carbon-nanotube-nanomesh-transistors-with-ion-gel-gate-dielectrics
#5
Hye-Hyeon Byeon, Kein Kim, Woong Kim, Hyunjung Yi
The demonstration of field-effect transistors (FETs) based entirely on single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) would enable the fabrication of high-on-current, flexible, transparent and stretchable devices owing to the excellent electrical, optical, and mechanical properties of SWNTs. Fabricating all-SWNT-based FETs via simple solution process, at room temperature and without using lithography and vacuum process could further broaden the applicability of all-SWNT-FETs. In this work, we report on biologically assembled all SWNT-based transistors and demonstrate that ion-gel-gated network structures of unsorted SWNTs assembled using a biological template material enabled operation of SWNT-based transistors at a very low voltage...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718919/putting-rings-around-carbon-nanotubes
#6
Emilio M Pérez
In the last five years, we have developed synthetic methods towards encapsulation of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) into organic macrocycles, to form rotaxane-type molecules. These are the first examples of mechanically interlocked SWNTs derivatives (MINTs). In this article, I discuss our motivation to continue developing chemistry of SWNTs at a time well past their hype. We explain our synthetic strategy and characterization methodology in detail, stressing the general aspects. In particular, we emphasize the importance of adequate control experiments and bulk spectroscopic and analytical data to determine the structure of SWNT derivatives, as opposed to relying only (or mostly) on microscopy...
July 18, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685912/understanding-noncovalent-interactions-of-small-molecules-with-carbon-nanotubes
#7
Joaquin Calbo, Alejandro López-Moreno, Alberto de Juan, Jeffrey Comer, Enrique Ortí, Emilio Manuel Pérez
We combine experiment, density functional theory (DFT) and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations for the quantitative analyses of the noncovalent interaction between single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), as hosts, and a set of pyrene derivatives with different electronic properties and surface area, as guests. The experiments and calculations were carried out in two solvents with markedly different polarities: 1,1',2,2'-tetrachloroethane (TCE) and N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF). Our results show that dispersion forces govern the supramolecular association of small molecules with SWNTs, with negligible contribution from ground-state charge-transfer effects...
July 7, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675034/electropolymerized-pyrrole-based-conductive-polymeric-ionic-liquids-and-their-application-for-solid-phase-microextraction
#8
Amila M Devasurendra, Cheng Zhang, Joshua A Young, L M Viranga Tillekeratne, Jared L Anderson, Jon R Kirchhoff
Pyrrole was covalently bonded to 1-methyl and 1-benzylimidazolium ionic liquids (ILs) via an N-substituted alkyl linkage to prepare electropolymerizable IL monomers with excellent thermal stability. The methylimidazolium IL, [pyrrole-C6MIm](+), was then electropolymerized on macro- and microelectrode materials to form conductive polymeric IL (CPIL)-modified surfaces. Electrochemical characterization of a 1.6 mm diameter Pt disk electrode modified with poly[pyrrole-C6MIm](+) demonstrated a selective uptake for an anionic redox probe while rejecting a cationic redox probe...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642951/intermix-of-metal-nanoparticles-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes
#9
Feng Xu, Qin Lu, Lin Ye, S C Edman Tsang
Using physical mixtures of Pd/SWNTs (Pd nanoparticles on single-walled carbon nanotubes) and Pt/SWNTs, the composites show electro-catalytic properties comparable to the corresponding alloys: electron exchange readily occurs between the two metal nanoparticles via SWNT support at long ranges without direct atomic contact, which is responsible for the tunable alloy-like properties.
July 4, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631625/high-loading-fe2o3-swnt-composite-films-for-lithium-ion-battery-applications
#10
Ying Wang, Jiahui Guo, Li Li, Yali Ge, Baojun Li, Yingjiu Zhang, Yuanyuan Shang, Anyuan Cao
Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) films are a potential candidate as porous conductive electrodes for energy conversion and storage; tailoring the loading and distribution of active materials grafted on SWNTs is critical for achieving maximum performance. Here, we show that as-synthesized SWNT samples containing residual Fe catalyst can be directly converted to Fe2O3/SWNT composite films by thermal annealing in air. The mass loading of Fe2O3 nanoparticles is tunable from 63 wt.% up to 96 wt.%, depending on the annealing temperature (from 450 C to 600 C), while maintaining the porous network structure...
June 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617574/synergistic-suppression-of-tumor-angiogenesis-by-the-co-delivering-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-targeted-sirna-and-candesartan-mediated-by-functionalized-carbon-nanovectors
#11
Xuefang Ding, Yujie Su, Cheng Wang, Fangrong Zhang, Kerong Chen, Yu Wang, Min Li, Wei Wang
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) with unique physicochemical properties have exhibited promising biomedical applications as drug and gene carriers. In this study, polyethylenimine (PEI)-modified SWNT conjugates linked with candesartan (CD) were developed to deliver vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted siRNA (siVEGF) for the synergistic and targeted treatment of tumor angiogenesis. The characterization results revealed that SWNT-PEI-CD conjugates were successfully synthesized and exhibited desirable dispersibility and superior stability...
July 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590493/novel-properties-of-0d-metal-organic-polyhedra-bonded-to-the-surfaces-of-2d-graphene-and-1d-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes
#12
Ram Kumar, C N R Rao
A strategy for the stabilization of metal-organic polyhedra (MOP) cages on graphene (Gr) and single-walled carbon nanotubes (NT) is reported. The surface area of the composites, MOPGr and MOPNT increases by an order of magnitude with a significant increase in pore volume in comparison to bulk MOP. The composites show an enhancement in the catalytic activity of up to ∼80% relative to bulk MOP in the conversion of propylene oxide into propylene carbonate. Depositing individual MOP cages on graphene or SWNT surfaces is beneficial in terms of gas adsorption and catalytic properties and provides a good example for useful effects of bonding materials of different dimensionalities...
June 27, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569888/narrow-linewidth-carbon-nanotube-emission-in-silicon-hollow-core-photonic-crystal-cavity
#13
Thi Hong Cam Hoang, Elena Durán-Valdeiglesias, Carlos Alonso-Ramos, Samuel Serna, Weiwei Zhang, Matteo Balestrieri, Al-Saleh Keita, Niccolò Caselli, Francesco Biccari, Xavier Le Roux, Arianna Filoramo, Massimo Gurioli, Laurent Vivien, Eric Cassan
Polymer-sorted semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) provide room-temperature emission at near-infrared wavelengths, with potential for large volume production of high-quality solutions and wafer-scale deposition. These features make SWNTs a very attractive material for the realization of on-chip light sources. Coupling SWNT into optical microcavities could enhance and guide their emission, while enabling spectral selection by cavity resonance engineering. This could allow the realization of bright, narrowband sources...
June 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544754/heterogeneous-integration-of-carbon-nanotube-graphene-for-high-performance-flexible-and-transparent-photodetectors
#14
Soonjae Pyo, Wondo Kim, Han-Il Jung, Jungwook Choi, Jongbaeg Kim
Low-dimensional carbon materials, such as semiconducting carbon nanotubes (CNTs), conducting graphene, and their hybrids, are of great interest as promising candidates for flexible, foldable, and transparent electronics. However, the development of highly photoresponsive, flexible, and transparent optoelectronics still remains limited due to their low absorbance and fast recombination rate of photoexcited charges, despite the considerable potential of photodetectors for future wearable and foldable devices...
May 24, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528552/universal-selective-dispersion-of-semiconducting-carbon-nanotubes-from-commercial-sources-using-a-supramolecular-polymer
#15
Alex Chortos, Igor Pochorovski, Pei Lin, Gregory Pitner, Xuzhou Yan, Theodore Z Gao, John W F To, Ting Lei, John W Will, H-S Philip Wong, Zhenan Bao
Selective extraction of semiconducting carbon nanotubes is a key step in the production of high-performance, solution-processed electronics. Here, we describe the ability of a supramolecular sorting polymer to selectively disperse semiconducting carbon nanotubes from five commercial sources with diameters ranging from 0.7 to 2.2 nm. The sorting purity of the largest-diameter nanotubes (1.4 to 2.2 nm; from Tuball) was confirmed by short channel measurements to be 97.5%. Removing the sorting polymer by acid-induced disassembly increased the transistor mobility by 94 and 24% for medium-diameter and large-diameter carbon nanotubes, respectively...
June 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520555/relaxation-lifetimes-of-plasmonically-enhanced-hybrid-gold-carbon-nanotubes-systems
#16
Mareen Gläske, Manoj Kumar, Timo Bißwanger, Saulius Vaitiekenas, Cesare Soci, Rohit Narula, Annalisa Bruno, Antonio Setaro
Recently, we introduced a novel hybridization route for carbon nanotubes using gold nanoparticles, whose close proximity neatly enhances their radiative emission. Here we investigate the mechanisms behind the enhancement by monitoring the de-excitation dynamics of our π-hybrids through two-color pump-probe time-resolved spectroscopy. The de-excitation process reveals a fast component and a slow component. We find that the presence of gold prominently affects the fast processes, indicating a stronger influence of the gold nanoparticle on the intra-band non-radiative relaxation than on the inter-band recombination of the SWNT...
May 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493516/a-computational-study-of-a-single-walled-carbon-nanotube-based-ultrafast-high-capacity-aluminum-battery
#17
Preeti Bhauriyal, Arup Mahata, Biswarup Pathak
Exploring suitable electrode materials is a fundamental step toward developing Al batteries with enhanced performance. In this work, we explore using density functional theory calculations the feasibility of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) as a cathode material for Al batteries. Carbon nanotubes with hollow structures and large surface area are able to overcome the difficulty of activating the opening of interlayer spaces as observed in graphite electrode during the first intercalation cycle. Our results show that AlCl4 binds strongly with the SWNT to result in an energetically and thermally stable AlCl4 -adsorbed SWNT system...
May 11, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464292/rnai-mediated-gene-silencing-of-itpa-using-a-targeted-nanocarrier-apoptosis-induction-in-skbr3-cancer-cells
#18
Fahimeh Charbgoo, Mehrdad Behmanesh, Maryam Nikkhah, Eric G Kane
A pure nucleotide pool is required for high-fidelity DNA replication and prevention of carcinogenesis in living cells. Human inosine triphosphatase (ITPase), encoded by the ITPA gene, plays a critical role in maintaining the purity of the cellular nucleotide pool by excluding nucleotides that enhance mutagenesis. ITPase is a nucleoside triphosphate pyrophosphatase that hydrolyzes the non-canonical nucleotides inosine triphosphate (ITP) and xanthine triphosphate (XTP). The monophosphate products of ITPase reactions are subsequently excluded from the nucleotide pool and the improper substitution of ITP and XTP into DNA and RNA is prevented...
May 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462065/dispersion-of-single-wall-carbon-nanotubes-with-supramolecular-congo-red-properties-of-the-complexes-and-mechanism-of-the-interaction
#19
Anna Jagusiak, Barbara Piekarska, Tomasz Pańczyk, Małgorzata Jemioła-Rzemińska, Elżbieta Bielańska, Barbara Stopa, Grzegorz Zemanek, Janina Rybarska, Irena Roterman, Leszek Konieczny
A method of dispersion of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in aqueous media using Congo red (CR) is proposed. Nanotubes covered with CR constitute the high capacity system that provides the possibility of binding and targeted delivery of different drugs, which can intercalate into the supramolecular, ribbon-like CR structure. The study revealed the presence of strong interactions between CR and the surface of SWNTs. The aim of the study was to explain the mechanism of this interaction. The interaction of CR and carbon nanotubes was studied using spectral analysis of the SWNT-CR complex, dynamic light scattering (DLS), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and microscopic methods: atomic force microscopy (AFM), transmission (TEM), scanning (SEM) and optical microscopy...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444700/fluorescence-lifetime-imaging-and-super-resolution-microscopies-shed-light-on-the-directed-and-self-assembly-of-functional-porphyrins-onto-carbon-nanotubes-and-flat-surfaces
#20
Boyang Mao, David G Calatayud, Vincenzo Mirabello, Navaratnarajah Kuganathan, Haobo Ge, Robert M J Jacobs, Ashley M Shepherd, José A Ribeiro Martins, Jorge Bernardino De La Serna, Benjamin J Hodges, Stanley W Botchway, Sofia I Pascu
Functional porphyrins have attracted intense attention due to their remarkably high extinction coefficients in the visible region and potential for optical and energy-related applications. Two new routes to functionalised SWNTs have been established using a bulky Zn(II) -porphyrin featuring thiolate groups at the periphery. We probed the optical properties of this zinc(II)-substituted, bulky aryl porphyrin and those of the corresponding new nano-composites with single walled carbon nanotube (SWNTs) and coronene, as a model for graphene...
April 25, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
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