C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature
AbstractWe 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. View Full-Text
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Li, Y.; Kaneko, T.; Hatakeyama, R. C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature. Sensors 2013, 13, 966-974.
Li Y, Kaneko T, Hatakeyama R. C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature. Sensors. 2013; 13(1):966-974.Chicago/Turabian Style
Li, Yongfeng; Kaneko, Toshiro; Hatakeyama, Rikizo. 2013. "C59N Peapods Sensing the Temperature." Sensors 13, no. 1: 966-974.