Hierarchical Self-Assembly of Peptide-Coated Carbon Nanotubes (pages 1147–1151)
A. B. Dalton, A. Ortiz-Acevedo, V. Zorbas, E. Brunner, W. M. Sampson, S. Collins, J. M. Razal, M. Miki Yoshida, R. H. Baughman, R. K. Draper, I. H. Musselman, M. Jose-Yacaman and G. R. Dieckmann
Article first published online: 9 DEC 2004 | DOI: 10.1002/adfm.200400190
Nanoscale assembly of designed amphiphilic peptides on individual short carbon nanotubes (see Figure and cover) allows for controlled self-assembly of the resulting hybrids in a truly hierarchical manner. This novel methodology offers a new route to controlling the physical properties of nanotube systems at length scales from the nanoscale to the macroscale.