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Sensors 2013, 13(1), 966-974; doi:10.3390/s130100966
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C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature

1,2,* , 2 and 2,*
Received: 29 November 2012; in revised form: 5 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 January 2013 / Published: 15 January 2013
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nanotube and Nanowire Sensors)
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Abstract: We report the novel photoresponse of nanodevices made from azafullerene (C59N)-encapsulated single-walled carbon nanotubes (C59N@SWNTs), so called peapods. The photoconducting properties of a C59N@SWNT are measured over a temperature range of 10 to 300 K under a field-effect transistor configuration. It is found that the photosensitivity of C59N@SWNTs depends very sensitively on the temperature, making them an attractive candidate as a component of nanothermometers covering a wide temperature range. Our results indicate that it is possible to read the temperature by monitoring the optoelectronics signal of C59N@SWNTs. In particular, sensing low temperatures would become more convenient and easy by giving a simple light pulse.
Keywords: azafullerenes; carbon nanotubes; encapsulation; photoresponse azafullerenes; carbon nanotubes; encapsulation; photoresponse
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Li, Y.; Kaneko, T.; Hatakeyama, R. C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature. Sensors 2013, 13, 966-974.

AMA Style

Li Y, Kaneko T, Hatakeyama R. C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature. Sensors. 2013; 13(1):966-974.

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Li, Yongfeng; Kaneko, Toshiro; Hatakeyama, Rikizo. 2013. "C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature." Sensors 13, no. 1: 966-974.


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