Molecular photodesorption from single-walled carbon nanotubes

Chen, Robert J.; Franklin, Nathan R.; Kong, Jing; Cao, Jien; Tombler, Thomas W.; Zhang, Yuegang; Dai, Hongjie
October 2001
Applied Physics Letters;10/1/2001, Vol. 79 Issue 14, p2258
Academic Journal
Probing the photoelectrical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) led to the discovery of photoinduced molecular desorption phenomena in nanotube molecular wires. These phenomena were found to be generic to various molecule–nanotube systems. Photodesorption strongly depends on the wavelength of light, the details of which lead to a fundamental understanding of how light stimulates molecular desorption from nanotubes. The results have important implications to nanotube-based molecular electronics, miniature chemical sensors, and optoelectronic devices. © 2001 American Institute of Physics.


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