Control of carbon nanotube-surface interactions: the role of grafted polymers.


We have investigated the interactions between single-walled carbon nanotubes, coated with polymer chains end-grafted to the tubes, and planar surfaces. By proper functionalization of the grafted polymers' free ends, we show how to obtain an attractive interaction that can be used to immobilize the tube at a desired distance from the surface. We demonstrate… (More)


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