First-order hyperpolarizabilities of chiral, polymer-wrapped single-walled carbon nanotubes

Griet Depotter, Jean Hubert Olivier, Mary G. Glesner, Pravas Deria, Yusong Bai, George Bullard, Amar S. Kumbhar, Michael J. Therien, Koen Clays

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We report the first-order hyperpolarizabilities (βHRS values) of individualized, length-sorted (700 ± 50 nm long) (6,5) SWNTs and corresponding polymer-wrapped (6,5) SWNT superstructures. These SWNT-based nanohybrids feature semiconducting polymers that wrap the SWNT surface in an exclusive left-handed helical fashion. Manipulation of the polymer electronic structures in these well-defined nanoscale objects provides a new avenue to modulate the magnitude of βHRS at long wavelength (1280 nm).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12206-12209
Number of pages4
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number82
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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