Chemical bonding of multiwalled carbon nanotubes to polydimethylsiloxanes and modification of the photoinitiator system for microstereolithography processing

Nanyan Zhang, Jining Xie, Manton Guers, Vijay K. Varadan

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Abstract

Oxidized multiwalled carbon nanotubes (CNT) were functionalized with polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS) by opening epoxide groups of PDMS under ultrasonic irradiation and the acidic condition provided by ion-exchange resin. The final product is a uniform solution and allowed the wet-casting of thin film. Photoinitiator and sensitizer were added for UV curing using the Penn state microstereolithography (MSL) system which has a wavelength close to 364 nm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)N1-N4
JournalSmart Materials and Structures
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2004

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Signal Processing
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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