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Dispersion of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes by in situ Polymerization Under SonicationSingle 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.
Document ID
20030012577
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Park, Cheol (Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering Hampton, VA United States)
Ounaies, Zoubeida (Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering Hampton, VA United States)
Watson, Kent A. (Institute for Computer Applications in Science and Engineering Hampton, VA United States)
Crooks, Roy E. (Lockheed Martin Corp. Hampton, VA United States)
Smith, Joseph, Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Lowther, Sharon E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Connell, John W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Siochi, Emilie J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Harrison, Joycelyn S. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
St.Clair, Terry L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
October 4, 2002
Publication Information
Publication: Chemical Physics Letters
Volume: 364
ISSN: 0009-2614
Subject Category
Solid-State Physics
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Public
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