Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes in Weak Magnetic Fields

Authors

  • John Tumpane,

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering/, Physical Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivägen 10, 41296 Gothenburg (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 317-723-858
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  • Nikolaos Karousis Dr.,

    1. Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vass. Constantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens (Greece)
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  • Nikos Tagmatarchis Prof.,

    1. Theoretical and Physical Chemistry Institute, National Hellenic Research Foundation, 48 Vass. Constantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens (Greece)
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  • Bengt Nordén Prof.

    1. Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering/, Physical Chemistry, Chalmers University of Technology, Kemivägen 10, 41296 Gothenburg (Sweden), Fax: (+46) 317-723-858
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  • This project was part-funded by the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (Project reference AMNA, contract no. 013575) (J.T.) and the EURYI award (N.T.). We gratefully acknowledge Prof. Johan Bergenholtz (Gothenburg University) for help with rheology measurements and Prof. Hisanori Shinohara (Nagoya University, Japan) for some of the AFM measurements.

Abstract

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Orientierungshilfe: Funktionalisierung erleichtert das Ausrichten von Kohlenstoffnanoröhren (siehe Bild; C,H schwarz, N blau) in einem schwachen Magnetfeld equation image, wie Lineardichroismusspektren (mit Lichteinfall in der A- und A-Ebene) belegen. Mithilfe von Relaxationsmessungen gelang es überdies, die Länge der Nanoröhren zu bestimmen.

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