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dc.contributor.advisor Barrera, Enrique V.
dc.creatorLozano, Karen
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:34:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:34:02Z
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/14086
dc.description.abstract The structure-property relationships of C$\sb{60}$ dissolved in decahydronaphtalene (decalin) and a petroleum solvent viscous standard (PSVS) were studied. This work was motivated mainly by the interest to improve fullerene dispersion in powder processing and the development of a viscoelastic standard for commercial use. Decalin was selected based on the amount of fullerene it can hold, the toxicity grade, rate of evaporation, and inability to interfere with the test method. The PSVS is a standard for viscous calibration of rheological instruments. Measurements of solubility, density, viscosity and elasticity values were conducted. The results are for samples classified as 0, 25, 50, 75 and 100% of C$\sb{60}$ saturation level. Decalin can dissolve 1.9 mg/ml of C$\sb{60}$ while the PSVS only dissolves 0.15 mg/ml. The viscosity behavior shown by both solvents was Newtonian, with a small increase in viscosity as a function of fullerene concentration. The elastic portion of the solvents did not change with fullerene concentration.
dc.format.extent 78 p.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectEngineering
Materials science
Chemical engineering
dc.title Solubility and rheological examination of buckminsterfullerene in decalin and PSVS
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Materials Science
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Lozano, Karen. "Solubility and rheological examination of buckminsterfullerene in decalin and PSVS." (1996) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/14086.


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