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March 23rd, 2006

CNTs as Templates for One-Dimensional Nanoparticle Assemblies

Abstract:
Spanish researchers have shown that carbon nanotubes (CNTs) constitute the ideal templates for the formation of one-dimensional strings of metal nanoparticles, with potential uses as waveguides. Professor Luis Liz-Marzn, who heads the Nanoparticles and Nanostructures Group at the University of Vigo in Spain, explained to Nanowerk: "Linear arrays would have extremely interesting applications, for instance, in the construction of nanoelectronic circuits, but could also be used in photonics, since wave guiding via surface plasmons has been predicted for metal nanoparticle chains."

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