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Flexible Thin Films of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Deposited on Plastic Substrates

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Venancio, Everaldo Carlos [1, 2] ; Wang, Pen-Cheng [1] ; Consolin-Filho, Nelson [2] ; MacDiarmid, Alan G. [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Penn, Dept Chem, Philadelphia, PA 19104 - USA
[2] Embrapa Agr Instrumentat, LNNA, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology; v. 9, n. 1, p. 567-571, JAN 2009.
Web of Science Citations: 13

In the present study, an experimental procedure used to produce thin films of single-walled carbon nanotubes is described. The method was used to prepare solid-state thin films of single walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) for various types of studies, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and electrical resistance characterization. In particular, a series of experiments were carried out and, for the first time, a simple and reliable method for removing surfactant (Triton X-100) was described. The scanning electron microscopy studies showed that the SWNTs were shortened after the sonication process used to prepare the SWNT aqueous dispersion in the presence of Triton X-100. (AU)