Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Aqueous Solutions of the Anionic Surfactant NaDDBS

@inproceedings{Matarredona2009DispersionOS,
  title={Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Aqueous Solutions of the Anionic Surfactant NaDDBS},
  author={Olga Matarredona and Heather Rhoads and Zhongrui Li and Jeffrey Harwell and Leandro Balzano and Daniel E. Resasco},
  year={2009}
}
The insolubility of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) in either water or organic solvents has been a limitation for the practical application of this unique material. Recent studies have demonstrated that the suspendability of SWNT can be greatly enhanced by employing appropriate surfactants. Although the efficiency of anionic, cationic, and nonionic surfactants has been demonstrated to different extents, the exact mechanism by which carbon nanotubes and the different surfactants interact… CONTINUE READING