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Stimuli-Responsive Materials: Soft Nanotubes with a Hydrophobic Channel Hybridized with Au Nanoparticles: Photothermal Dispersion/Aggregation Control of C60 in Water (Adv. Funct. Mater. 13/2013)

Authors

  • Kazuyuki Ishikawa,

    1. Nanotube Research Center (NTRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
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  • Naohiro Kameta,

    Corresponding author
    1. Nanotube Research Center (NTRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
    • Nanotube Research Center (NTRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan.
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  • Masaru Aoyagi,

    1. Nanotube Research Center (NTRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
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  • Masumi Asakawa,

    1. Nanotube Research Center (NTRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
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  • Toshimi Shimizu

    1. Nanotube Research Center (NTRC), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8565, Japan
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Abstract

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Glycolipid-based soft nanotubes with a hydrophilic outer surface and hydrophobic nanochannel encapsulating C60 are reported by Naohiro Kameta and co-workers on page 1677. It is found that the photothermal effect of gold nanoparticles hybridized with the nanotube induces an unfolding of the tubular morphology and leads to compulsive release of C60 in bulk water.

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