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We have developed a method to separate metallic from semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes from suspension using alternating current dielectrophoresis. Our method takes advantage of the difference of the relative dielectric constants of the two species with respect to the solvent, resulting in an opposite movement of metallic and semiconducting(More)
Single walled carbon nanotubes were studied with respect to cytotoxic and genotoxic properties in cells of the gastrointestinal tract as exemplified for the human colon carcinoma cell line HT29. No effect on cell growth in the sulphorhodamine B assay was observed after 24 h of incubation, whereas growth inhibitory properties were found after 48 and 72 h.(More)
We report the laser photoelectron spectra of doubly negatively charged C84 (D2 and D(2d)) using 532 nm and 355 nm radiation. From these spectra, values for the second electron affinity and vertical detachment energy, as well as upper and lower limits for the repulsive Coulomb barrier, are obtained. These values are discussed in the context of classical(More)
Individual single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and double-wall carbon nanotubes (DWNTs) were suspended in water for optical studies using sodium-cholate and other surfactants. We used time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) spectroscopy to study the influence of tube chirality and diameter as well as of the environment on nonradiative decay in small diameter(More)
We describe the first direct structural characterization of medium-sized ruthenium clusters (Ru19 (-) , Ru28 (-) , Ru38 (-) , and Ru44 (-) ) by using a combination of trapped ion electron diffraction and density functional theory. We find close-packed structures based on octahedral geometries: Ru19 (-) and Ru44 (-) are closed-shell octahedra whereas Ru28(More)
Electronic (one-photon) photodepletion spectra were recorded for gold cluster anions complexed with one xenon atom over the photon energy range 2.1-3.4 eV. Clusters were generated by pulsed laser vaporization and probed under collisionless molecular beam conditions. The spectra obtained are highly structured with the narrowest features--assigned to(More)
Aqueous suspensions of length selected single-walled carbon nanotubes were studied by atomic force microscopy (AFM) in order to probe the influence of sonication on nanotube scission. The maximum of the tube length distribution, lM, initially exhibits a power law dependence on the sonication time, t - roughly as lM approximately t(-0.5). This and the(More)
We report on light emission from biased metallic single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT), multiwall carbon nanotube (MWNT) and few-layer graphene (FLG) devices. SWNT devices were assembled from tubes with different diameters in the range 0.7-1.5 nm. They emit light in the visible spectrum with peaks at 1.4 and 1.8 eV. Similar peaks are observed for MWNT and FLG(More)
A new heteroleptic bis(phthalocyaninato) terbium(III) complex 1, bearing a pyrenyl group, exhibits temperature and frequency dependence of ac magnetic susceptibility, typical of single-molecule magnets. The complex was successfully attached to single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) using pi-pi interactions, yielding a 1-SWNT conjugate. The supramolecular(More)