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"Assembly of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Mats Through Covalent Cross-Linking"

Title: "Assembly of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Mats Through Covalent Cross-Linking".
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Name(s): Ventura, Darryl N., author
Kroto, Harold, professor directing thesis
Wang, Ben, committee member
Strouse, Geoffrey, committee member
Goldsby, Kenneth, committee member
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2009
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This work describes a simple route for the production of carbon nanotube mats without high pressure processing or irradiation techniques that are generally used to produce Buckypaper. The Michael addition pathway was used to covalently cross-link thiol functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes with benzoquinone to produce high content nanotube mats of various thicknesses and diameters. The mats were characterized by a variety of techniques including X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, tensile strength measurements as well as qualitative structural analysis through scanning electron microscopy. It was found that the weight ratio for optimum cross-linking to be ca. 5:1 (benzoquinone:MWCNT-SH) and that the mat surface can be further functionalized with nanoparticles to form advanced carbon composite materials.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-4582 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester 2009.
Date of Defense: October 19, 2009.
Keywords: Benzoquinone, Buckypaper, Mats, Carbon Nanotubes
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Harold Kroto, Professor Directing Thesis; Ben Wang, Committee Member; Geoffrey Strouse, Committee Member; Kenneth Goldsby, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Chemistry
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-4582
Owner Institution: FSU