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Physical interactions between HiPco SWNTs and semiconjugated polymers
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Paper Abstract

Interactions between Arc Discharge single walled carbon nanotubes within polymer composites have been well documented. Here hybrid systems of the conjugated organic polymer poly (p-phenylene vinylene-co-2,5-dioctyloxy -m-phenylene vinylene) (PmPV) and carbon nanotubes produced by Gas-Phase Decomposition of CO (HiPco) process are explored using Raman spectroscopy. Laser excitation wavelengths of 514.5nm and 633nm are employed to determine the specific nature of interaction. Also presented at laser energies 1.96eV and 2.4eV, are hybrid systems of Arc Discharge SWNTs at similar mass fractions to enable a direct comparison of solubility of each nanotube type within the polymer composite to be made. Comparisons are also made between the two hybrid systems in relation to range of nanotube diameters selected at 514.5 and 633nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 August 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4876, Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications, (27 August 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.463665
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Sinead Mary Keogh, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
A. Maguire, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Theresa G. Hedderman, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Elizabeth Gregan, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Garrett F. Farrell, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Alan Brian Dalton, Univ. of Texas at Dallas (United States)
Brendan McCarthy, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Nanometrics, Inc. (Ireland)
Gordon Chambers, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Hugh James Byrne, Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4876:
Opto-Ireland 2002: Optics and Photonics Technologies and Applications
Vincent Toal; Norman Douglas McMillan; Gerard M. O'Connor; Eon O'Mongain; Austin F. Duke; John F. Donegan; James A. McLaughlin; Brian D. MacCraith; Werner J. Blau, Editor(s)

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