Simple Preparation of Self-Organized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Honeycomb Structures


  • This work was supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) (No. 17205014), the 21st Century COE Program “Molecular Informatics” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (for NN), and the Kyushu University Interdisciplinary Programs in Education and Projects in Research Development. We thank Profs. M. Shimomura and K. Ijiro of Hokkaido University for their technical assistance and K. Matsuda of Keyence Company for the use of a digital SEM. Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.


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The spontaneous formation of self-assembled honeycomb-patterned structures from a single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) solution is shown. Simple solution casting of a SWNT–lipid conjugate (complex 1) on solid substrates is used. Microporous films (see figure) are cast from solutions of the complex in various solvents.