Keywords: Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Carbon Nanotube (CNT), molecular dynamics (MD), rosette nanotube (RNT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
In this paper, it was demonstrated that the self-assembled organic rosette nanotube (RNT) can encapsulate single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and form nanocomposites. Importantly, the RNTs were found to hold their supramolecular architectures. To understand how nanocomposite forms, various cutting edge microscopic characterization methods were used, such as atomic force microscopy (AFM), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning tunneling microscopy (STM). Based on intensive microscopic analysis, two different models were suggested and modeled using molecular dynamic (MD) simulations.
Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2013: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites (Volume 1)
Published: May 12, 2013
Pages: 31 - 34
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Materials Characterization & Imaging