Functionalization of carbon nanotubes

H. Kuzmany, A. Kukovecz, F. Simon, M. Holzweber, Ch Kramberger, T. Pichler

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The functionalization of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) is a very actively discussed topic in contemporary nanotube literature because the planned modification of SWCNT properties is believed to open the road towards real nanotechnology applications. In this contribution, some recent results are reported on the subject. Covalent attachment of functional groups, their influence on tube-tube stacking, detachment of functional groups, selective n- and p-type intercalation as well as special reactions carried out in the interior of SWCNTs are discussed. Clean room conditions for interior of single wall carbon nanotubes is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-122
Number of pages10
JournalSynthetic Metals
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 18 2004


  • Carbon
  • Functionalization
  • Nanotubes
  • Raman
  • Vibrations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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    Kuzmany, H., Kukovecz, A., Simon, F., Holzweber, M., Kramberger, C., & Pichler, T. (2004). Functionalization of carbon nanotubes. Synthetic Metals, 141(1-2), 113-122.