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Selectivity in the Interaction of Electron Donor and Acceptor Molecules with Graphene and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Varghese, Neenu and Ghosh, Anupama and Voggu, Rakesh and Ghosh, Sandeep and Rao, CNR (2009) Selectivity in the Interaction of Electron Donor and Acceptor Molecules with Graphene and Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. In: Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (39). pp. 16855-16859.

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Official URL: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp9075355

Abstract

Interaction of electron donor and acceptor molecules with graphene samples prepared by different methods as well as with single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) has been investigated by isothermal titration calorimetry (ITC). The ITC interaction energies of the graphene samples and SWNTs with electron acceptor molecules are higher than those with electron donor molecules. Thus, tetracyanoethylene (TCNE) shows the highest interaction energy with both graphene and SWNTs. The interaction energy with acceptor molecules varies with the electron affinity as well as with the charge-transfer transition energy for different aromatics. Metallic SWNTs interact reversibly with electron acceptor molecules, resulting in the opening of a gap.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right of this article belongs to American Chemical Society.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2009 10:34
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:47
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/23828

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