Characterization of Chemical Coating on the Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes. Microscopy and Microanalysis.

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Luo, Z.P.
Littleton, R.L.
Kim, H.
Adams, L.A.
Carson, L.
Soboyejo, N.
Oki, A.
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Cambridge University Press
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have received considerable attention due to their extraordinary properties of strength, toughness, as well as thermal and electrical conductivities. They are ideal fillers for polymer nanocomposites to enhance the composite physical and mechanical properties. In order to overcome the problem of tangling caused by CNT intrinsic van der Waals forces during the composite fabrication, a chemical functionalization process was introduced [1-4] to achieve a better dispersion degree, which is a critical factor dominating the composite performance [5]. However, the coating microstructure remains unidentified. In this work, we present a characterization of the chemical coating on the functionalized CNTs using analytical TEM.
Research Subject Categories::NATURAL SCIENCES::Chemistry::Inorganic chemistry::Solid state chemistry
Luo, Z. P., Littleton, R. L., Kim, H., Adams, L., Carson, L., Soboyejo, N., & Oki, A. (2009). Characterization of chemical coating on the functionalized carbon nanotubes. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 15(S2), 1280-1281.