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Cover Picture: Nanohybrid Shish-Kebabs: Periodically Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes (Adv. Mater. 9/2005)

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Carbon nanotube (CNT)-seeded controlled polymer crystallization provides a simple yet effective means to periodically modify CNT surfaces in work reported by Li and co-workers on p. 1198. The cover shows CNTs periodically decorated with polyethylene single crystals, with a periodicity of ∼50–70  nm. Both single- and multiwalled CNTs have been successfully decorated with polyethylene and Nylon 6,6, implying that coupling crystalline polymers with functional groups might be a generic method for CNT functionalization in an ordered and controlled manner.

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