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Amphiphilic poly(p-phenylene)-driven multiscale assembly of fullerenes to nanowhiskers

Nurmawati, Muhammad Hanafiah and Ajikumar, Parayil Kumaran and Renu, Ravindranath and Sow, Chorng Haur and Valiyaveetti, Suresh (2008) Amphiphilic poly(p-phenylene)-driven multiscale assembly of fullerenes to nanowhiskers. ACS NANO, 2 (7). pp. 1429-1436.

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Molecular level alignment of components and optimum morphology of hybrid materials are of great interest in many applications. Morphology control has been extensively used as a direct too[ in the evaluation of interactions and assemblies of components in thin films. It is believed that preparation method and composition are powerful tools to direct the morphology, particularly in self-assembled systems such as fullerene-based hybrid materials. The present report outlines a synergistic self-assembly of fullerenes (C-60) and functionalized poly (p-phenylene) (PPP) to develop nanofibers with high aspect ratios. Namostructured PPP-C-60 hybrids were prepared by direct casting of the dilute solution on solid substrates and on water under ambient conditions. The formation of whiskers with high aspect ratio and investigation of interesting photophysical properties are discussed. An amphiphilic PPP was used as a template for preparing nanohybrids of C-60 at ambient temperature and conditions.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:light-emitting polymers; amphiphilic poly(p-phenylene)s; fullerene; self-assembly; nanostructured whiskers
Subjects:Material Science > Functional and hybrid materials
Material Science > Nanofabrication processes and tools
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:1324
Deposited By:Anuj Seth
Deposited On:09 Dec 2008 17:07
Last Modified:09 Dec 2008 17:07

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