Carbon-Nanotube-Templated Assembly of Rare-Earth Phthalocyanine Nanowires (pages 909–913)
L. Cao, H.-Z. Chen, H.-B. Zhou, L. Zhu, J.-Z. Sun, X.-B. Zhang, J.-M. Xu and M. Wang
Article first published online: 2 JUN 2003 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.200304637
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.