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Carbon Nanotubes

Our research group members have been pioneers in the synthesis, characterization and development of carbon nanotubes and their engineered structures ever since the discovery of this material at NEC labs in 1991. Prof. Ajayan worked with Sumio Iijima and Thomas Ebbesen during the early days of carbon nanotubes research. The group has been responsible for various milestones in the development of carbon nanotubes. Our present interests are in the engineering of meso- and macro-scale architectures of carbon nanotubes and their hybrids and explore applications.


Recent Carbon Nanotube Publications

Sehmus Ozden, Yang Yang, Chandra Sekhar Tiwary, Sanjit Bhowmick, Syed Asif, Evgeni S. Penev, Boris I. Yakobson, and Pulickel M. Ajayan, “Indentation Tests Reveal Geometry-Regulated Stiffening of Nanotube Junctions,” Nano Letters 16 (1): 232-236 (2016). Read Article

B. Li, X. Wang, H.Y. Jung, Y.L. Kim, J.T. Robinson, M. Zalalutdinov, S. Hong, J. Hao, P.M. Ajayan, K.-T. Wan, Y.J. Jung, “Printing Highly Controlled Suspended Carbon Nanotube Network on Micro-patterned Superhydrophobic Flexible Surface”, Scientific Reports 5: 15908 (2015). Read Article

M. A. Kabbani, C. S. Tiwary, P. A. S. Autreto, G. Brunetto, A. Som, K. R. Krishnadas, S. Ozden, K. P. Hackenberg, Y. Gong, D. S. Galvao, R. Vajtai, A. T. Kabbani, T. Pradeep, P. M. Ajayan, “Ambient solid-state mechano-chemical reactions between functionalized carbon nanotubes”, Nature Communications 6 (2015). Read Article

S. Ozden, C. S. Tiwary, A. H. C. Hart, A. C. Chipara, R. Romero-Aburto, M. T. F. Rodrigues, J. Taha-Tijerina, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, Density Variant Carbon Nanotube Interconnected Solids. Advanced Materials 27(11): 1842-1850 (2015). Read Article

S. Ozden, T. N. Narayanan, C. S. Tiwary, P. Dong, A. H. C. Hart, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, 3D Macroporous Solids from Chemically Cross-linked Carbon Nanotubes. Small 11(6): 688-693 (2015). Read Article

A. P. Singh, M. Mishra, D. P. Hashim, T. N. Narayanan, M. G. Hahm, P. Kumar, J. Dwfuedi, G. Kedawat, A. Gupta, B. P. Singh, A. Chandra, R. Vajtai, S. K. Dhawan, P. M. Ajayan, B. K. Gupta, “Probing the engineered sandwich network of vertically aligned carbon nanotube-reduced graphene oxide composites for high performance electromagnetic interference shielding applications”, Carbon 85 (2015). Read Article

S. Ozden, T. N. Narayanan, C. S. Tiwary, P. Dong, A. H. C. Hart, R. Vajtai, P. M. Ajayan, “3D Macroporous Solids from Chemically Cross-linked Carbon Nanotubes”, Small 11(6), 688-693 (2015). Read Article

X. Huang, H. Yu, H. Tan, J. Zhu, W. Zhang, C. Wang, J. Zhang, Y. Wang, Y. Lv, Z. Zeng, D. Liu, J. Ding, Q. Zhang, M. Srinivasan, P. M. Ajayan, H. H. Hng, Q. Yan, “Carbon Nanotube-Encapsulated Noble Metal Nanoparticle Hybrid as a Cathode Material for Li-Oxygen Batteries”, Advanced Functional Materials 24(41), 6516-6523 (2014). Read Article

Historical Carbon Nanotube Publications

T. W. Ebbesen and P. M. Ajayan, “Large-Scale Synthesis of Carbon Nanotubes”, Nature, 358(6383), 220-222 (1992). Read Article

P. M. Ajayan and S. Iijima, “Smallest Carbon Nanotube”, Nature, 358(6381), 23-23 (1992). Read Article

P. M. Ajayan and S. Iijima, “Capillarity-Induced Filling of Carbon Nanotubes”, Nature, 361(6410), 333-334 (1993). Read Article

T. W. Ebbesen, P. M. Ajayan, H. Hiura, and K. Tanigaki, “Purification of Nanotubes”, Nature, 367(6463), 519-519 (1994). Read Article

P. M. Ajayan, “Nanotubes from Carbon”, Chemical Reviews, 99(7), 1787-1799 (1999). Read Article