Influence of the sonication temperature on the debundling kinetics of carbon nanotubes in Propan-2-ol

Dumée, Ludovic, Sears, Kallista, Schütz, Jürg, Finn, Niall, Duke, Mikel and Gray, Stephen 2013, Influence of the sonication temperature on the debundling kinetics of carbon nanotubes in Propan-2-ol, Nanomaterials, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 70-85.

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Title Influence of the sonication temperature on the debundling kinetics of carbon nanotubes in Propan-2-ol
Author(s) Dumée, Ludovic
Sears, Kallista
Schütz, Jürg
Finn, Niall
Duke, Mikel
Gray, Stephen
Journal name Nanomaterials
Volume number 3
Issue number 1
Start page 70
End page 85
Total pages 16
Publisher MDPI AG
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2013
ISSN 2079-4991
Keyword(s) carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersion
cryo-sonication
air/water/CNT interface characterization
nanotube debundling kinetics
Summary The effect of sonication temperature on the debundling of carbon nanotube (CNT) macro-bundles is reported and demonstrated by analysis with different particle sizing methods. The change of bundle size over time and after several comparatively gentle sonication cycles of suspensions at various temperatures is reported. A novel technique is presented that produces a more homogeneous nanotube dispersion by lowering the temperature during sonication. We produce evidence that temperature influences the suspension stability, and that low temperatures are preferable to obtain better dispersion without increasing damage to the CNT walls.
Language eng
Field of Research 090408 Rheology
Socio Economic Objective 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30053608

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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