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Functionalizing carbon nanotubes: An indispensible step towards applications

By M. Melchionna and M. Prato


The rise of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in the development of new functional materials for the most diverse applications seems to be tightly cuffed to their chemical functionalization. The reasons are multifaceted as functionalization can 1) improve solubility of CNTs, 2) provide them with anchor points for post-modification with application-dependant functional molecules 3) decrease their toxicity for medicinal and biological applications

Topics: Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1149/2.008310jss
OAI identifier: oai:arts.units.it:11368/2858172
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