Karl S Coleman

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Pyridine-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are prepared from the addition of a pyridine diazonium salt to nanotubes. The location and distribution of the functional groups is determined by atomic force microscopy using electrostatic interactions with gold nanoparticles. The pyridine-functionalized SWNTs are able to act as cross-linkers(More)
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) are a fundamental family of distinct molecules, each bearing the possibility of different reactivities due to their intrinsically distinct chemical properties. SWNT syntheses generate a heterogeneous mixture of species with varying electronic character, lengths, diameters and helicities, (n,m), as well as other(More)
of Pd nanowires without chemical contaminations and deformations are obtained after removal of the silica matrix using aqueous HF. Our study indicates that mesoporous silicas such as C 16 MCM-41, C 22 MCM-41, and SBA-15 can act as good templates for the synthesis of Pd nanowires. Moreover , a significantly depressed melting point of the Pd nano-wires is(More)
The nano dimensions, graphitic surface chemistry and electronic properties of single walled carbon nanotubes make such a material an ideal candidate for chemical or biochemical sensing. Carbon nanotubes can be nondestructively oxidized along their sidewalls or ends and subsequently covalently functionalized with colloidal particles or polyamine dendrimers(More)
Graphene, a true wonder material, is the newest member of the nanocarbon family. The continuous network of hexagonally arranged carbon atoms gives rise to exceptional electronic, mechanical, and thermal properties, which could result in the application of graphene in next generation electronic components, energy-storage materials such as capacitors and(More)