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DOTUBE: Interactions between semiconductor nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes

Objective

Many applications in Nanotechnology require the complete understanding of the material`s surface in order to control further interactions against specific targets. The goal of the proposal is to understand the interaction between CdSe nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes (or graphene) as well as the chemical reactivity of such composites. We will investigate the ligand environment of the CdSe nanoparticles attached to carbon nanotubes by means of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy as main investigation technique. We expect to obtain evidences of the structural properties (composition of the connected facet), type of interaction (coordinative or ionic) and to evaluate the strength of the bond. Once we understand the cited information, we also expect to improve the carrier injection into the tube by proper chemical functionalization. The results of the chemical studies will be applied to understand the interaction between nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes and to optimize the photoelectrical response.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/composites
  • /natural sciences/chemical sciences/analytical chemistry/spectroscopy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-ERG-2008
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Funding Scheme

MC-ERG - European Re-integration Grants (ERG)

Coordinator

FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA
Address
Ciudad Universitaria De Cantoblanco - Calle Faraday 9
28049 Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 45 000
Administrative Contact
Maria Jesus Villa (Dr.)