Multi-walled carbon nanotube ultrathin film using a liquid-liquid interface: Effect of alcohol type to the film property

Jun Matsui, Kohei Yamamoto, Nobuhiro Inokuma, Hironori Orikasa, Takashi Kyotani, Tokuji Miyashita

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Abstract

Ultrathin film of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) was fabricated using a liquid-liquid interface. Water dispersible MWCNTs, which were synthesized using an anodic aluminum oxide film as a template were used as a water phase. Hexane solution was added to the water dispersion as an oil phase. The MWCNTs were assembled at the liquid-liquid interface by adding 10 vol% of alcohol (methanol, ethanol, and 2-propanol) to the MWCNTs water dispersion/hexane solution. The assembled film was transferred to a solid substrate and the effect of alcohol type to the film properties was discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-13
Number of pages5
JournalMolecular crystals and liquid crystals
Volume491
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 3

Keywords

  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Liquid-liquid interface
  • Ultrathin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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