Dimerization-initiated preferential formation of coronene-based graphene nanoribbons in carbon nanotubes

Miho Fujihara, Yasumitsu Miyata, Ryo Kitaura, Yoshifumi Nishimura, Cristopher Camacho, Stephan Irle, Yoko Iizumi, Toshiya Okazaki, Hisanori Shinohara

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We have investigated the growth mechanism of coronene-derived graphene nanoribbons (GNRs) using two different precursors: coronene and a dimer form of coronene, so-called dicoronylene (C 48H 20). For both of the precursors, the formation of nanoribbon-like materials inside carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was confirmed by transmission electron microscope observations. Experimental and theoretical Raman analysis reveals that the samples also encapsulated dicoronylene and linearly condensed other coronene oligomers, which can be regarded as analogues to GNRs. Interestingly, it was found that the present doping condition of coronene yields dicoronylene prior to encapsulation due to the thermal dimerization of coronene. These results indicate that the dimerization before the encapsulation drives the preferential formation of the coronene-based GNRs within CNTs.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)15141-15145
ページ数5
ジャーナルJournal of Physical Chemistry C
116
28
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 7 19
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 電子材料、光学材料、および磁性材料
  • エネルギー(全般)
  • 物理化学および理論化学
  • 表面、皮膜および薄膜

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