Diameter-selective separation of double-walled carbon nanotubes
Kim, Yoong Ahm
Terrones Maldonado, Mauricio
"Here, we report a simple and effective way of separating double-walled carbon nanotubes as a function of their diameter using individually dispersed nanotube solutions with the aid of long and random single-stranded DNA. The subtle pHpH change in nanotube solutions gives rise to the preferential coagulation of large-diameter tubes and allows the easy preparation of small-diameter tubes. The stronger van der Waals forces between large-diameter tubes, combined with the decreased solubility of DNA in water at low pHpH, lead to the preferential agglomeration of large-diameter tubes."
EditorAmerican Institute of Physics
Van der Waals forces