Separation Techniques for Carbon Nanotubes
Published Online: 15 NOV 2007
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Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
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Krupke, R. and Hennrich, F. 2007. Separation Techniques for Carbon Nanotubes. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .
- Published Online: 15 NOV 2007
Single-walled carbon nanotubes have considerable potential as building blocks in future nanoscale electronics. The tubes exist in two modifications, metallic and semiconducting, which might be used in a range of electronic applications. One of the grand challenges is to separate metallic from semiconducting tubes in substantial quantities. In this respect, this article gives a brief overview over the separation techniques in this new field of nanotube research.