Structural and dynamical properties of the THF solvent in single-walled carbon nanotubes intercalated with lithium are investigated by NMR. 1H NMR experiments reveal the existence of two types of inequivalent THF solvent molecules with different chemical environments and dynamical behavior. At low temperatures THF molecules perpendicularly arranged in between adjacent SWNT presumably exhibit a restricted rotation around their dipolar axis. At higher temperatures THF molecules are isotropically rotating and diffusing along the interstitial channels of the SWNT bundles. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Chemical Physics Letters|
|State||Published - Sep 2011|
Bibliographical noteKAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: C. Goze-Bac is grateful to the Region Languedoc-Roussillon for its financial support.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry