Dispersion of single wall carbon nanotubes by in situ polymerization under sonication

Cheol Park, Zoubeida Ounaies, Kent A. Watson, Roy E. Crooks, Joseph Smith, Sharon E. Lowther, John W. Connell, Emilie J. Siochi, Joycelyn S. Harrison, Terry L. St Clair

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Abstract

Single wall nanotube reinforced polyimide nanocomposites were synthesized by in situ polymerization of monomers of interest in the presence of sonication. This process enabled uniform dispersion of single wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) bundles in the polymer matrix. The resultant SWNT-polyimide nanocomposite films were electrically conductive (antistatic) and optically transparent with significant conductivity enhancement (10 orders of magnitude) at a very low loading (0.1 vol%). Mechanical properties as well as thermal stability were also improved with the incorporation of the SWNT.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)303-308
Number of pages6
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Volume364
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 4 2002

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Carbon Nanotubes
Sonication
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carbon nanotubes
Polymerization
Polyimides
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nanocomposites
Nanocomposite films
Polymer matrix
Nanotubes
Nanocomposites
Thermodynamic stability
Monomers
bundles
nanotubes
Mechanical properties
thermal stability
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  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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Park, C., Ounaies, Z., Watson, K. A., Crooks, R. E., Smith, J., Lowther, S. E., ... St Clair, T. L. (2002). Dispersion of single wall carbon nanotubes by in situ polymerization under sonication. Chemical Physics Letters, 364(3-4), 303-308. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0009-2614(02)01326-X
Park, Cheol ; Ounaies, Zoubeida ; Watson, Kent A. ; Crooks, Roy E. ; Smith, Joseph ; Lowther, Sharon E. ; Connell, John W. ; Siochi, Emilie J. ; Harrison, Joycelyn S. ; St Clair, Terry L. / Dispersion of single wall carbon nanotubes by in situ polymerization under sonication. In: Chemical Physics Letters. 2002 ; Vol. 364, No. 3-4. pp. 303-308.
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Dispersion of single wall carbon nanotubes by in situ polymerization under sonication. / Park, Cheol; Ounaies, Zoubeida; Watson, Kent A.; Crooks, Roy E.; Smith, Joseph; Lowther, Sharon E.; Connell, John W.; Siochi, Emilie J.; Harrison, Joycelyn S.; St Clair, Terry L.

In: Chemical Physics Letters, Vol. 364, No. 3-4, 04.10.2002, p. 303-308.

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