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Preparation, alignment, and optical properties of soluble polyphenylacetylene-wrapped carbon nanotubes

Authors Tang, Ben-Zhong
Xu, Hongyao
Issue Date 1999
Source Preprints of Second East Asian Polymer Conference, Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong , 12-16 Jan. 1999, p. 141-148
Summary Carbon nanotubes have been helically wrapped in soluble polyphenylacetylene (PPA) chains by in situ polymerization of phenylacetylene in the presence of the nanotubes. The PPAs containing thickly-wrapped short nanotubes(NT/PPAs) are soluble in common organic solvents. Shearing the NT-PPA solutions readily aligns the nanotubes along the shear direction. The NT-PPA solutions limit intense optical pulses and the saturation fluence is tunable by varying the nanotube contents.
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