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Solubility, length characterization, and cryo-TEM of pristine and functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes in surfactant and superacid systems, with application to spinning SWNT fibers
Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) have remarkable properties: the thermal conductivity of diamond, the electrical conductivity of copper, and mechanical properties greater than steel at a sixth of the weight. If these ...
Dissolution, processing and fluid structure of graphene and carbon nanotube in superacids: The route toward high performance multifunctional materials.
Carbon allotropes have taken central stage of nanotechnology in the last two decades. Today, fullerenes, carbon nanotubes (CNTs), and graphene are essential building blocks for nanotechnology. Their superlative electrical, ...
Towards Photocurrent Production By Gold Nanoarrays with Self-Assembled Monolayer Coatings
This thesis proposes to use optical rectennae (rectifying antennae) for generating electricity by harvesting solar energy. Rectennae have theoretical efficiency over 90%, well above that of current photovoltaic devices. ...
Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Dynamics Simple and Complex Media
Understanding the dynamics of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) in simple and complex environments is crucial for establishing potential application of nanotube architectures for materials and biosciences. In this ...
Morphology of Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystalline Phases: Insights into Tactoids and Columnar Phase
Solutions of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in chlorosulfonic acid (CSA) form liquid crystals at high concentrations. From a fundamental perspective, CNTs are an ideal candidate system for testing theories of liquid crystals for ...
Solution processing of boron nitride nanotubes and Bending behavior of carbon nanotube fibers
Boron Nitride Nanotubes (BNNTs) are allotropes of boron nitride (BN). Unlike carbon nanotubes (CNTs), BNNTs have a high band-gap and stronger chemical resistance making them stable to temperatures around 1000 °C. Additionally, ...