Development of ARC discharge method, in organic solvents for the formation of DNA encapsulated carbon nanotubes

Takeru Okada, Toshiro Kaneko, Rikizo Hatakeyama

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Abstract

This chapter discusses the development of arc discharge method in organic solvents for the formation of DNA encapsulated carbon nanotubes. The arc discharge is performed using graphite electrodes in a DNA/distilled water and DNA/methanol solution, and as a result, the soot is obtained in the solution containing multi-walled carbon nanotubes and onion-like nanocarbons. The arc discharge is performed in a DNA/toluene solution, and the soot is obtained at the electrode tip. The contained nanomaterials have spheroidal shapes. This arc discharge method in the DNA dispersed solution has a possibility for formation of the encapsulation of DNA into their structure. The structural characterization of the soot is performed with field emission transmission electron microscopy (FE-TEM) and Raman spectroscopy. The spectroscopic features of the plasma emission during discharge are measured using optical emission spectroscopy (OES).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNovel Materials Processing by Advanced Electromagnetic Energy Sources
PublisherElsevier
Pages71-74
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9780080445045
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy(all)

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