Functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) by isotropic plasma treatment was studied using resonant Raman spectroscopy. It was shown that plasma-induced functionalization results in the uniaxial isotropic constriction of the nanotubes but preserves their overall structural integrity. It was demonstrated that N H3 · H2 O and hexamethyldisiloxan plasmas yield various types of conductivity for semiconducting SWNTs.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)