An experimental study of the interaction between single walled carbon nanotubes and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

Sourabhi Debnath, Dublin Institute of Technology
Qiaohuan Cheng, Dublin Institute of Technology
Teresa Jedderman, Dublin Institute of Technology
Hugh Byrne, Dublin Institute of Technology

Document Type Article

Published in Physica Status Solidi (b), 2008, Volume 245, issue 10, pp. 1961-63.


In this work to study the interaction between single walled car-bon nanotubes (SWNTs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), PAHs of two oligomer series, the polyacene series and polyphenyl series are used. The interaction between polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and single walled carbon nano-tubes (SWNTs) has been studied by using a fluorescence model based on the adsorption/desorption equilibrium of SWNTs and PAHs. By using this model the binding energy between SWNTs and organic dyes is also obtained.