We found by means of transmission electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy that the empty SWNTs and C70-peapods form helical nanostructures in the shapes of rings, irregular rings, lassos, handcuffs, catenanes, pseudo rotaxanes and figure 8 structures. The mechanism of the superstructure formation has been discussed in relation to the unique characteristics of stiff polymer chains with the aid of an off-lattice Monte Carlo simulation.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
|Event||54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005 - Yokohama, Japan|
Duration: May 25 2005 → May 27 2005
|Other||54th SPSJ Annual Meeting 2005|
|Period||5/25/05 → 5/27/05|
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