Dispersion of carbon nanotubes using organic solvents

S. Dumonteil, A. Demortier, S. Detriche, C. Raes, A. Fonseca, M. Rühle, J. B. Nagy

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Abstract

Phenyl ethyl alcohol was used for fast and stable dispersion of carbon nanotubes. This solvent, more effective than ethanol and toluene, allows easy dispersion of carbon nanotubes for TEM characterization. For TEM grids prepared at high dilution, it is possible to observe each tube separately. Applying that solvent, it was possible to measure the length, the diameter and the solubility of different carbon nanotubes samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1318
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Volume6
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Dispersion
  • Solubility
  • TEM

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    Dumonteil, S., Demortier, A., Detriche, S., Raes, C., Fonseca, A., Rühle, M., & Nagy, J. B. (2006). Dispersion of carbon nanotubes using organic solvents. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 6(5), 1315-1318. https://doi.org/10.1166/jnn.2006.316