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Length Characterization of Multi-Walled CNT by Capillary Hydrodynamic Fractionation (CHDF)

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Abstract:

Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) should be treated via cutting process for engineering applications because almost as-prepared MWCNT are highly entangled and aggregated. Especially, the size distribution of MWCNT after cutting process is very important factor to determine the final properties of polymer-MWCNT composite. In this study, we take a novel method for CNT characterization, a capillary hydrodynamic fractionation (CHDF), which is a traditional chromatographic method for colloid particles. The length distributions of pre-treated MWCNT by two different methods were investigated by CHDF. One is a high-power ultrasonication directly and the other is an acid treatment followed by a high-power ultrasonication. For MWCNT, retention volume apparently depends on a combination of the length, diameter and rigidity of CNTs. We found that a high-power ultrasonication renders MWCNT short into segments of a few micrometers and the additional treatment by acid solution made those much shorter and more flexible.

Keywords: CHDF; MULTIWALLED CARBON NANOTUBE; SIZE DISTRIBUTION

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2008.1367

Publication date: October 1, 2008

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  • Journal for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (JNN) is an international and multidisciplinary peer-reviewed journal with a wide-ranging coverage, consolidating research activities in all areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology into a single and unique reference source. JNN is the first cross-disciplinary journal to publish original full research articles, rapid communications of important new scientific and technological findings, timely state-of-the-art reviews with author's photo and short biography, and current research news encompassing the fundamental and applied research in all disciplines of science, engineering and medicine.
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