Ionic Liquids on Photoinduced Nanotube Composite Arrays as a Reaction Medium

Authors

  • Eijiro Miyako Dr.,

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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  • Tamitake Itoh Dr.,

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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  • Yoji Nara,

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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  • Takahiro Hirotsu Dr.

    1. Health Technology Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Hayashi-cho, Takamatsu 761-0395 (Japan), Fax: (+81) 87-869-3550
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Abstract

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Attractive tubes: When triggered by very low powered near-infrared laser irradiation, photoimmobilized single-walled carbon nanotube composite arrays can provide ultrafast thermal control of room-temperature ionic liquids and quickly produce many poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) microspheres in water-in-ionic-liquid emulsions (see figure).

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