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Mechanically Interlocked Carbon Nanotubes

Mechanically Interlocked Carbon Nanotubes

Objective

"We present a plan to design, synthesize and exploit the properties of mechanically interlocked carbon nanotubes (MINTs).
The scientific aim of the project is to introduce the mechanical bond as a new tool for the derivatization of carbon nanotubes. The mechanical link combines the advantages of covalent and supramolecular modifications, namely: kinetic stability (covalent) and conserved chemical structure (supramolecular). Besides this, its dynamic nature opens up unique opportunities for both fundamental studies and applications.
From a technological point of view, MINTs should have a practical impact in the fields of molecular electronics and molecular machinery. A general modular approach to MINT-based materials for photovoltaic devices and electrochemical sensors is presented. We also expect to exploit the rigidity and low dimensionality of SWNTs to construct molecular machines that utilize them as tracks to move across long distances, which is not possible in small-molecule molecular machines.
To achieve these goals we will exploit the PI’s expertise in the chemical modification of carbon nanostructures, in the self-assembly of electroactive materials and in the synthesis and characterization of mechanically interlocked molecules."
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Principal Investigator

Emilio Manuel Pérez álvarez (Dr.)

Host institution

FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA

Address

Ciudad Universitaria De Cantoblanco - Calle Faraday 9
28049 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 444 999,20

Principal Investigator

Emilio Manuel Pérez álvarez (Dr.)

Administrative Contact

Maria Jesus Villa (Dr.)

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FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 444 999,20

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 307609

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2012

  • End date

    30 September 2017

Funded under:

FP7-IDEAS-ERC

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 444 999,20

  • EU contribution

    € 1 444 999,20

Hosted by:

FUNDACION IMDEA NANOCIENCIA

Spain