Ball milling effect on the structure of single-wall carbon nanotubes

Nathalie Piérard, Antonio Fonseca, Jean-François Colomer, Christophe Bossuot, Jean-Michel Benoit, G. Van Tendeloo, J.-P. Pirard, Janos B.Nagy

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    The vibratory mill is used to decrease the single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) length and to increase their specific surface area. Electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction and BET measurements indicated that the optimum time of treatment seems to be 2 h. After that, the SWNTs quality decreases, with a complete disruption of the tubular structure leading to multi-layered polyaromatic carbon materials observed after 50 h.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1691-1697
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2004


    • surafec area
    • Carbon nanotubes
    • Mechanical properties
    • Farcture
    • Ball-milling

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