About The Author

Thomas Rybolt is a professor of chemistry at UT Chattanooga. His research interests include Physical Chemistry, surface chemistry, carbon nanopores and molecule-surface interactions,  interfacial phenomena, modeling molecular properties.

Nanohashtag Structures Based On Carbon Nanotubes And Molecular Linkers

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) may prove to be useful building blocks within the field of nanotechnology. Different nanotubes and molecules might be combined to make useful supramolecular structures for filters, drug storage, nanomechanical devices, etc.  However, CNTs have a strong tendency to align in tight, parallel bundles* like a collection of straws stuck in a jar.