Our latest work “Excited-State Interaction of Semiconducting Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Their Wrapping Polymers” has just been published in The Journal of Physical Chemstry Letters.

In this study, we collaborated with research groups from the University in Wuppertal and Erlangen to investigate the interaction of semiconducting carbon nanotubes with the tocconjugated polymers wrapped around them. Using a combination of optical spectroscopy and quantum chemical calculations, we unravelled that these nano-objects need to be treated as hybrid systems, where electronic states are shared between the two components – this has fundamental consequences for our understanding of charge transport through networks of polymer wrapped carbon nanotubes.