A novel hybrid carbon material.

  title={A novel hybrid carbon material.},
  author={Albert G. Nasibulin and Peter V. Pikhitsa and Hua Wei Jiang and David P. Brown and Arkady V. Krasheninnikov and Anton S. Anisimov and Paula Queipo and Anna Moisala and David Gonzalez and G{\"u}nther Lientschnig and Abdou Hassanien and Sergey D. Shandakov and Giulio Lolli and Daniel E. Resasco and Mansoo Choi and David Tom{\'a}nek and Esko I. Kauppinen},
  journal={Nature nanotechnology},
  volume={2 3},
Both fullerenes and single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) exhibit many advantageous properties. Despite the similarities between these two forms of carbon, there have been very few attempts to physically merge them. We have discovered a novel hybrid material that combines fullerenes and SWNTs into a single structure in which the fullerenes are covalently bonded to the outer surface of the SWNTs. These fullerene-functionalized SWNTs, which we have termed NanoBuds, were selectively synthesized… 
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Structure-Assigned Optical Spectra of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes
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Mapping the One-Dimensional Electronic States of Nanotube Peapod Structures
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