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Carbon-Nanotube-Templated Assembly of Rare-Earth Phthalocyanine Nanowires


  • This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No.: 90 201 009).


Multi-walled carbon nanotubes are used for the templated assembly of HErPc2 nanowires via the phase-separation method. When the solvent is evaporated gradually, HErPc2 nanoparticles and nanowires are found to self-assemble on the exterior walls of CNTs, as shown in the Figure. The CNT–HErPc2 hybrid materials exhibit improved photoconductivity owing to the contribution from the photoinduced charge transfer from HErPc2 to CNTs.

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