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Hexabenzocoronene Graphitic Nanotube Appended with Dithienylethene Pendants: Photochromism for the Modulation of Photoconductivity

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  • Yaning He,

    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
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  • Yohei Yamamoto,

    Corresponding author
    1. ERATO-SORST Nanospace Project Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) 2-41 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 (Japan)
    • ERATO-SORST Nanospace Project Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) 2-41 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 (Japan).
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  • Wusong Jin,

    Corresponding author
    1. ERATO-SORST Nanospace Project Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) 2-41 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 (Japan)
    • ERATO-SORST Nanospace Project Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) 2-41 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-0064 (Japan).
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  • Takanori Fukushima,

    1. Advanced Research Institute, RIKEN 2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198 (Japan)
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  • Akinori Saeki,

    1. Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Osaka University 8-1 Mihogaoka, Ibaraki, Osaka 567-0047 (Japan)
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  • Shu Seki,

    1. Department of Applied Chemistry Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 (Japan)
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  • Noriyuki Ishii,

    1. Institute for Biological Resources and Functions National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) Tsukuba Central-6, 1-1-1 Higashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8566 (Japan)
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  • Takuzo Aida

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan)
    • Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656 (Japan).
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Abstract

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A semiconducting organic nanotube composed of a graphite-like bilayer of columnarly assembled hexabenzocoronene units (see figure) changes its photoconductivity in response to photoisomerization of the photochromic dithienylethene pendants on the surface.

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