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CNT dispersion and precursor synthesis for electrospinning of polymer-CNT composites
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Paper Abstract

Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) composites fabricated in the form of fibers with large surface areas were used in the development of important technological applications such as photoactuators. MWCNT-polymer fibers can be prepared with the simple and fast technique of electrospinning. The precursor for electrospinning was prepared by adding dispersed MWCNTs to a polymeric solution of Poly(dimethylsiloxane) and Poly(methylmethacrylate) dissolved in Tetrahydrofuran (THF) and Dimethylformamide (DMF). The dispersion of the carbon nanotubes in Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate (SDS)/water is expected to enhance the photoactuation properties of the Polymer CNT Composites. The dispersion of the MWCNTS in SDS and the properties of the precursor solution were analyzed using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy (UV-Vis), and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 August 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8107, Nano-Opto-Mechanical Systems (NOMS), 81070L (31 August 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.894098
Show Author Affiliations
S. M. Rosa, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
J. P. Crespo, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
A. Meléndez, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
J. J. Santiago-Avilés, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)
I. Ramos, Univ. de Puerto Rico en Humacao (United States)
E. M. Campo, Univ. of Pennsylvania (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8107:
Nano-Opto-Mechanical Systems (NOMS)
Jaume Esteve; Eugene M. Terentjev; Eva M. Campo, Editor(s)

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