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Carbon nanotubenanocrystal heterostructures

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The importance of generating carbon nanotubenanoparticle heterostructures is that these composites ought to take advantage of and combine the unique physical and chemical properties of both carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles in one discrete structure. These materials have potential applicability in a range of diverse fields spanning heterogeneous catalysis to optoelectronic device development, of importance to chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and engineers. In this critical review, we present a host of diverse, complementary strategies for the reliable synthesis of carbon nanotubenanoparticle heterostructures using both covalent as well as non-covalent protocols, incorporating not only single-walled and multi-walled carbon nanotubes but also diverse classes of metallic and semiconducting nanoparticles (221 references).

Graphical abstract: Carbon nanotube–nanocrystal heterostructures

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The article was received on 30 Jul 2008 and first published on 13 Feb 2009

Article type: Critical Review
DOI: 10.1039/B811424M
Citation: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009,38, 1076-1098
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    Carbon nanotubenanocrystal heterostructures

    X. Peng, J. Chen, J. A. Misewich and S. S. Wong, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2009, 38, 1076
    DOI: 10.1039/B811424M

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