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Keywords:

  • carbon;
  • nanofibers;
  • patterning;
  • block co-polymers;
  • hybrid materials
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A co-block carbon nanofiber (CNF) is synthesized by using methylpropiolate and 2-pentyne. In order to achieve a patterned growth, the acetylenes are alternated, such that an A-B-A-B co-block CNF is produced. The distinct blocks are attributed to the type of acetylene used.