Novel method for the synthesis of conjugated polymer - Single-wall carbon nanotube nanowires

L. Costa, Mohammed Al-Hashimi, K. Lansford, A. Terekhov, W. Hofmeister, R. Jeyakumar, A. Verma

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Abstract

We report on the preparation of hollow nanofibers formed from an organic polymer - carbon nanotube blend via spin-coating assisted template-synthesis. A femtosecond laser machined fused silica template, with a micro-patterned array of high-aspect ratio surface nanopores, is spin-coated with a polymer-solvent solution. Once released from the template, the resulting conformal negative polymer replica of the template surface features an array of micro-patterned polymer nanoflbers. The nanofibers show excellent physical stability, and come arranged in a vertical architecture that spans over the surface of the supporting film. The obtained results strongly suggest that an extension of this approach, involving multiple spin-coating steps and distinct polymer solutions, can be used to form stable coaxially-heterostructured nanofibers, with wide-ranging potential applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages942-945
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030286
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Nov 2017
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017 - Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 25 Jul 201728 Jul 2017

Other

Other17th IEEE International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period25/7/1728/7/17

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Keywords

  • bulk heterojunction
  • carbon nanotube
  • organic photovoltaics
  • polymer nanowire

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Costa, L., Al-Hashimi, M., Lansford, K., Terekhov, A., Hofmeister, W., Jeyakumar, R., & Verma, A. (2017). Novel method for the synthesis of conjugated polymer - Single-wall carbon nanotube nanowires. In 2017 IEEE 17th International Conference on Nanotechnology, NANO 2017 (pp. 942-945). [8117302] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/NANO.2017.8117302