Salting out in organic solvents: a new route to carbon nanotube bundle engineering

Maxim V. Fedorov*, Raz N. Arif, Andrey I. Frolov, Martin Kolar, Anastasia O. Romanova, Aleksey G. Rozhin

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Abstract

In this study we investigate salt effects on bundle formation of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) dispersed in an organic solvent, N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP). Addition of NaI salt leads to self-assembly of CNTs into well-recognizable bundles. It is possible to control the size of the CNT bundles by varying the salt concentration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12399-12402
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Volume13
Issue number27
Early online date9 Jun 2011
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2011

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