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Switching the optical and electrical properties of carbon nanotube hybrid films using a photoresponsive dispersant as a dopant
- Jintoku, H., Matsuzawa, Y., Yoshida, M.
- RSC advances 2018 v.8 no.20 pp. 11186-11190
- absorbance, carbon nanotubes, dispersants, electrical properties, films (materials), irradiation
- The light-induced switching of the optical and electrical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) was demonstrated following hybridisation with an azobenzene-based photoresponsive dispersant in solid film. The resultant SWCNT/photoresponsive dispersant hybrid film showed switching of absorbance in the near-infrared region by the irradiation of UV and visible lights, which was caused by the change of the doping ability of the dispersant to SWCNT. In addition, the switching of the electrical properties of the SWCNT hybrid film was also observed.