Molecular Arrangements of Corannulene and Sumanene in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Yoko Iizumi, Zheng Liu, Kazu Suenaga, Susumu Okada, Shuhei Higashibayashi, Hidehiro Sakurai, Toshiya Okazaki

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Molecular arrangements of bowl-shaped molecules, corannulene and sumanene, in single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) were investigated using high-resolution transmission microscopy and near-infrared photoluminescence spectroscopy. The results indicated that corannulenes are nested in SWCNTs with a random orientation, whereas sumanenes form stacked structures. The trends are consistent with the molecular orientations of corannulene and sumanene in single crystals.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018 Jan 1


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Electron microscopy
  • Fluorescence spectroscopy
  • Hydrocarbons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomaterials
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Materials Chemistry

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