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- Functionalization of nanotubes
- Organiic synthesis
- Polyelectrolytes
- TEM imaging

Environmental chemistry:

- Analysis of pollutants
- Purification methods
- Soil and water samples


Research Areas

- Toxicology
- Energy Sciences
- Pollution dynamics
- Water pollution circulation
- Life cycle of pollutants
- Heavy Metals
- Molecular interactions
- Environmental remediation
- Waste management
- Exotic Materials



Fjordforsk A.S. Midtun, 6894 Vangsnes, Norway. 911659654 |

Encapsulation methods and fabrication of conductive carbon-nanotube nanowires.


Project duration: 2012 - 2013

Project description:

Carbon nanotubes are ultrastable ensembles of aromatic carbon atoms designed using various methods including arc-deposition growth on wafers, resulting in assemblies of cross-linked nanotubes aligned in 2D and 3D architectures and other nanoarchitectures of CNT-structures. These systems are applied as cooling and thermal transferring units in microelectronic devices, as structural materials for nanoelectronic systems and also included in bionanotechnologies. This project reviews the methods for encapsulating molecules in nanotubes, crystals and other compounds including oligomers, and studies the thermal processes for fabricating encapsulated nanostructures, the chemical and physical approaches and reports also on the quantum chemical properties inside the encapsulated ensembles. The results derived are of critical importance for the understanding the electronic properties of these ensembles, so these systems can be integrated as novel ultra-thin nanowires in microelectronic and nano-circuits.

Keywords: Molecular encapsulation, carbon nanotubes, nanowires, nanotechnology, microelectronics, nanoelectronics, nanocircuits

Project participants: Manzetti S.


Manzetti S. (2013). Molecular and crystal assembly inside the carbon nanotube: encapsulation and manufacturing approaches. Advances in Manufacturing, 1:198-210.

Manzetti S. (2013). Alternant Conjugated Organic Oligomers as Templates for Sustainable Carbon Nanotube-Based Molecular Nanowire Technologies. In: Nanoscience and Computational Chemistry. Research Progress. Eds. AG. Mercader, EA. Castro, AK. Haghi. CRC Press, Taylor and Francis. 5: August 2013.




Fjordforsk is a member of the American Chemical Society. Please visit the society following the logo below.


Ongoing programs



Industrial Doctorate program in Environmental Chemistry at Uppsala University.

Dr. Phil. program in Mathematics at University of Oslo.

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