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Author Titus, E. ♦ Ali, N. ♦ Cabral, G. ♦ Gracio, J. ♦ Ramesh Babu, P. ♦ Jackson, M. J.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Technology ♦ Engineering & allied operations
Subject Keyword carbon nanotubes ♦ chemical vapor deposition ♦ dispersion ♦ functionalization ♦ Characterization and Evaluation of Materials ♦ Materials Science ♦ Tribology, Corrosion and Coatings ♦ Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk ♦ Engineering Design
Abstract This article reports key findings on the chemical functionalization of carbon nanotubes (CNT). The functionalization of chemical vapor-deposited CNT was carried out by treating tubes with polyvinyl alcohol through ultrasonication in water with the aid of a surfactant. The surfactant is expected to promote the unbundling of aggregated CNT. The characterization of functionalized samples using thermogravimetric analysis, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and Raman spectroscopy revealed that the CNT were functionalized by the interaction of carboxylic acid and hydroxyl groups. From the characterization studies, it is apparent that there is a strong interaction between these functional groups and the covalently bonded carbon in the CNT network. The functionalization process enabled good CNT dispersion in the solution, and the CNT remained in suspension for many days. To support the effective functionalization of the tubes, the interaction of functionalized CNT with Ni ions is also demonstrated.
ISSN 10599495
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-01-01
Publisher Place New York
e-ISSN 15441024
Journal Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance
Volume Number 15
Issue Number 2
Page Count 5
Starting Page 182
Ending Page 186


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