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Carbon nanotube based hybrid nanostructures: Synthesis and applications
Hybrid nanostructures are fascinating materials for their promising applications in future nanoelectronics, electrical interconnects and energy storage devices. Practical ways of connecting individual carbon nanotubes to ...
Tailoring vertically-aligned carbon nanotube growth for poly(dimethylsiloxane)-infiltrated nanocomposites
This thesis discusses the viability of the polymer infiltration nanocomposite preparation technique for aligned carbon nanotubes (A-CNTs) as produced by two methods: pre-deposited catalyst chemical vapor deposition (CVD), ...
Applications of functional carbon nanomaterials from hydrogen storage to drug delivery
This dissertation describes the modification and functionalization of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). These SWCNTs were then investigated for their use in medical applications and for the storage of hydrogen. A ...
Carbon nanotubes filled polymer composites: A comprehensive study on improving dispersion, network formation and electrical conductivity
In this dissertation, we determine how the dispersion, network formation and alignment of carbon nanotubes in polymer nanocomposites affect the electrical properties of two different polymer composite systems: high temperature ...
Dispersion of carbon nanotubes in vinyl ester polymer composites
This work focused on a parametric study of dispersions of different types of carbon nanotubes in a polymer resin. Single-walled (SWNTs), double-walled (DWNTs), multi-walled (MWNTs) and XD-grade carbon nanotubes (XD-CNTs) ...
Processing, spinning, and fabrication of continuous fibers of single-walled carbon nanotubes
Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) show great promise for use in a wide range of applications. One of the most promising avenues for attaining these applications is the dispersion of SWNTs at high concentrations in ...