Nanotech 2014 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2014 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films & Composites

Graphene, Carbon Nano Structures & Devices Chapter 1

Dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes with Organic Dyes

Authors: W. Zhang, C. Wu, W. Zhang

Affilation: Dalian University of Technology, China

Pages: 37 - 40

Keywords: carbon nanotube, suspension, organic dye, colloid, thin layer chromatography

Owing to the presence of van der Waals’ forces, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have the propensity to aggregate together and form bundles, which considerably hinders their applications. In this paper, organic dyes were used to suspend CNTs by the formation of colloidal system and the attached dye molecules were then exfoliated from CNTs by thin layer chromatography (TLC), showing the reversible nature of the process.

ISBN: 978-1-4822-5826-4
Pages: 552
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