Self-Assembled Functionalized Graphene Nanoribbons from Carbon Nanotubes
Eunice Cunha, Prof. Maria Fernanda Proença, Prof. Florinda Costa, António J. Fernandes, Marta A. C. Ferro, Dr. Paulo E. Lopes, Dr. Mariam González-Debs, Dr. Manuel Melle-Franco, Dr. Francis Leonard Deepak and Dr. Maria C. Paiva
Article first published online: 9 MAR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/open.201402135
Ribbons from tubes: Pyrrolidine-functionalized graphene nanoribbons were observed to assemble into few-layer stacks. The interlayer distance was measured by transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction, and calculated by computer modelling, to be approximately 0.5 nm. The nanoribbons were obtained by unzipping of functionalized carbon nanotubes.