Improved dispersion of carbon nanotubes in chitosan

  title={Improved dispersion of carbon nanotubes in chitosan},
  author={Sukrut Ozarkar and Manjeet Jassal and A. K. Agrawal},
  journal={Fibers and Polymers},
Carbon nanotubes (CNT)/chitosan films and fibers can find use in specialized applications like the artificial muscles and other intelligent switching devices. The dispersion state of the single walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in chitosan matrix plays a major role in deciding the ultimate properties of composite. A suitable chemical treatment for purification and functionalization of SWCNTs is reported. Optimal conditions to prepare water soluble and stable, dispersion of SWCNT in chitosan are… CONTINUE READING