Photophysics of Carbon Nanotubes Interfaced with Organic and Inorganic Materials [electronic resource] / by Igor A. Levitsky, William B. Euler, Victor A. Karachevtsev.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: London : Springer London : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: VIII, 163 p. 58 illus. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781447148265Subject(s): Engineering | Nanochemistry | Optical materials | Nanotechnology | Engineering | Nanotechnology and Microengineering | Nanotechnology | Spectroscopy and Microscopy | Nanochemistry | Optical and Electronic Materials | Optics, Optoelectronics, Plasmonics and Optical DevicesAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.5 LOC classification: T174.7Online resources: Click here to access online
Preface -- 1.Light Energy Conversion at Carbon Nanotubes- Organic and Inorganic Interfaces: Photovoltaics, Photodetectors and Bolometers -- 2.Use of Carbon Nanotubes in Photoactuating Composites -- 3.Photophysical Properties of SWNT interfaced with DNA.
Photophysics of Carbon Nanotubes Interfaced with Organic and Inorganic Materials describes physical, optical and spectroscopic properties of the emerging class of nanocomposites formed from carbon nanotubes (CNTs) interfacing with organic and inorganic materials. The three main chapters detail novel trends in photophysics related to the interaction of light with various carbon nanotube composites from relatively simple CNT/small molecule assemblies to complex hybrids such as CNT/Si and CNT/DNA nanostructures. The latest experimental results are followed up with detailed discussions and scientific and technological perspectives to provide a through coverage of major topics including: · Light harvesting, energy conversion, photoinduced charge separation and transport in CNT based nanohybrids · CNT/polymer composites exhibiting photoactuation; and · Optical spectroscopy and structure of CNT/DNA complexes. Including original data and a short review of recent research, Photophysics of Carbon Nanotubes Interfaced with Organic and Inorganic Materials makes this emerging field of photophysics and its applications available to academics and professionals working with carbon nanotube composites in fundamental and applied fields