GNR@SWNTs - a new hybrid carbon nanomaterial

posted Sep 22, 2011, 6:49 AM by Hatef Sadeghi
Finish researchers developed a new hybrid material which combines graphene nanoribbons and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWNT). They call this GNR@SWNT - and they say that its synthesis is simple. The graphene nanoribbons should keep their unique properties inside the nanotubes, and they will be protected and aligned.
Nanoribbons can be either metallic or semiconductor (depending on their width and type) and the SWNTs can be either metallic, semiconducting (depending on their chirality) or insulating (when chemically modified). So you can create GNR@SWNT in six combinations which creates all sort sof interesting applications - transistors, solar cells, radio signal transmitters and more.

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