Assisted alignment of carbon nanotubes

Yousef Haik, Jhunu Chatterjee, Ching Jen Chen

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Abstract

Extensive research has been focused on the processing of carbon nanotubes polymeric composites. The ability to impose a preferred alignment of carbon nanotubes in a composite will increase the effectiveness of utilizing nanotubes in composite applications. The alignment of nanotubes will maximize the interfacial bonding across the nanotube matrix interface. Nanomagnetic particles made of magnetite are used to impose preferred orientation on carbon nanotube in a composite matrix. The nanomagnetic particles are attached by surface adsorption to the carbon nanotubes surface. The external applied magnetic field is utilized to attract the nanomagnetic particles toward the higher field. The carbon nanotubes are stretched along the field line because of tie nanoparticles movement toward the higher field. Industrial applications of carbon nanotube composites become more feasible with this technology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004
EditorsM. Laudon, B. Romanowicz
Pages300-301
Number of pages2
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
Event2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 7 Mar 200411 Mar 2004

Other

Other2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period7/3/0411/3/04

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Keywords

  • Alignment
  • Nanomagnetics
  • Nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Haik, Y., Chatterjee, J., & Chen, C. J. (2004). Assisted alignment of carbon nanotubes. In M. Laudon, & B. Romanowicz (Eds.), 2004 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - NSTI Nanotech 2004 (Vol. 3, pp. 300-301)