R. D. Gately and M. Panhuis, Filling of carbon nanotubes and nanofibres

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 508–516. doi:10.3762/bjnano.6.53 The reliable production of carbon nanotubes and nanofibres is a relatively new development, and due to their unique structure, there has been much interest in filling their hollow interiors. In this review, we provide an overview of the most common approaches for filling these carbon nanostructures. We highlight that filled carbon nanostructures are an emerging material for biomedical applications.   The filling of TCNSs has shown much promise…

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V. Strauss, A. Roth, M. Sekita, D.M. Guldi, Efficient Energy-Conversion Materials for the Future: Understanding and Tailoring Charge-Transfer Processes in Carbon Nanostructures

Chem 1, 531–556, October 13, 2016 In this review, we survey the role of carbon-based nanomaterials in energy-conversion schemes. In particular, we highlight charge-transfer processes on the molecular scale in sp2 carbon in zero dimensions (fullerenes), sp2 carbon in one dimension (carbon nanotubes), sp2 carbon in two dimensions (graphene), and sp2/sp3 carbon in zero and two dimensions (defectuous carbon nanostructures). As such, we conclude that the versatility of carbon-based nanomaterials in terms of structural and…

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Milani A., Tommasini M., Russo V., Bassi A., Lucotti A., Cataldo F., Casari C. Raman spectroscopy as a tool to investigate the structure and electronic properties of carbon-atom wires

Beilstein J. Nanotechnol. 2015, 6, 480–491. doi:10.3762/bjnano.6.49 Abstract Graphene, nanotubes and other carbon nanostructures have shown potential as candidates for advanced technological applications due to the different coordination of carbon atoms and to the possibility of π-conjugation. In this context, atomic-scale wires comprised of sp-hybridized carbon atoms represent ideal 1D systems to potentially downscale devices to the atomic level. Carbonatom wires (CAWs) can be arranged in two possible structures: a sequence of double bonds (cumulenes),…

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