Responsive aligned carbon nanotubes

Taolei Sun, Huan Liu, Wenlong Song, Xi Wang, Lei Jiang, Lin Li, Daoben Zhu

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Feeling the heat: Surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization was used to modify a film of aligned carbon nanotubes with poly(N- isopropylacrylamide) (see TEM image). A distinct temperature responsiveness is found for both the macroscopic (wettability) and the microscopic (the diameter and rigidity of a single carbon nanotube) properties of the resulting film.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4663-4666
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Electron microscopy
  • Polymers
  • Surface chemistry
  • Wettability

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