Photoconductivity Study of Modified Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube/ Oxotitanium Phthalocyanine
Single-wall Carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) bonded with dodecylamine groups were obtained by chemical modification. The modified SWNTs showed improved solubility in organic solvents. Both its chemical and aggregated structure was characterized by means of FTIR and TEM. The photoconductivity of oxotitanium phthalocyanine (TiOPc) doped with the modified SWNTs was investigated by xerographic photoinduced discharge method. The results showed that the photosensitivity of the double-layered photoreceptor composed of the SWNTs/TiOPc composite as charge generation material was higher than that of pristine TiOPc, and the sensitivity increased with the content of modified SWNTs in the composites. It is the photoinduced charge transfer between TiOPc and SWNTs that contributes to the improved photosensitivity of the modified SWNTs/TiOPc composites.
Chunli BAI, Sishen XIE, Xing ZHU
T. Li et al., "Photoconductivity Study of Modified Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube/ Oxotitanium Phthalocyanine", Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 121-123, pp. 631-636, 2007