Comparing two methods for deagglomeration of highly agglomerated multi-walled carbon nanotubes

Kwabena Narh, Ahmed Tijani Agwedicham, Laila J. Jallo

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Abstract

Deagglomeration of the tightly agglomerated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) was carried out using two procedures: rapid expansion of supercritical suspension (RESS) of MWCNTs and CO2, and high-intensity ultrasonic agitation of a suspension of MWCNTs in acetone, using an ultrasonic probe. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) images show that the high-intensity ultrasonic probe was more effective in deagglomerating the agglomerated MWCNTs than the RESS method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Plastics Engineers - 66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
Pages2032-2035
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Sep 29 2008
Event66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008 - Milwaukee, WI, United States
Duration: May 4 2008May 8 2008

Publication series

NameTechnical Papers, Regional Technical Conference - Society of Plastics Engineers
Volume4

Other

Other66th Annual Technical Conference of the Society of Plastics Engineers, Plastics Encounter at ANTEC 2008
CountryUnited States
CityMilwaukee, WI
Period5/4/085/8/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

Keywords

  • Agglomeration
  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Deagglomeration
  • Dry coating
  • Nanocomposites
  • Sonication

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