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Non-covalent functionalized nanotubes in nylon 12
Author(s): Amy A. Hofstra; Melanie L. Morris; Jennifer L. Sample; W. Dan Powell
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Paper Abstract

Polyaromatic compounds, with terminal functional groups, can be non-covalently bonded to the sidewall of carbon nanotubes. This architecture preserves the structural, mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical properties of the CNTs and ensures that an unhindered functional group is available to bond with an extended polymer matrix. Spectroscopic measurements and high resolution imaging are used to confirm the functionalization and incorporation of functionalized MWNTs into a nylon 12 matrix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6643, Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials VI, 664305 (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.730380
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Amy A. Hofstra, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Melanie L. Morris, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
Jennifer L. Sample, Johns Hopkins Univ. (United States)
W. Dan Powell, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6643:
Physical Chemistry of Interfaces and Nanomaterials VI
Piotr Piotrowiak; Garry Rumbles, Editor(s)

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