STM investigation of carbon nanotubes completely covered with functional groups

A. A. Koós, Z. E. Horváth, Z. Osváth, L. Tapaszto, K. Niesz, Z. Kónya, I. Kiricsi, N. Grobert, M. Rühle, L. P. Biró

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The functionalization of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is important both for composite - to improve load transfer between CNTs and matrix - and nanoelectronic applications - to interlink individual nanotubes in a network. Opposite to earlier results, complete coverage of CNT surface with functional groups was achieved. The distribution of functional groups on the nanotube surface was investigated using STM and TEM. The influence of functional groups on the electron density of states of the nanotubes was studied with scanning tunneling spectroscopy (STS).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-570
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Sep 19 2003
EventNonatechnology - Maspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Duration: May 19 2003May 21 2003



  • Carbon nanotube
  • Function groups
  • STM
  • STS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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