Carbon nanotubes/polymer composite honeycomb structure film

Naoyuki Uchiyama, Naotoshi Nakashima

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In this paper, we have investigated the influence of the structure of carbon nanotubes (CNTs), polymers and solvents on the formation of honeycomb structure films of CNTs/polymers. Casting non-polar solvents that contain CNTs, a dispersant polymer and an amphiphilic polymer under high humidity produced honeycomb structure films on the substrate. Combination of narrow radius multi-walled CNTs and an acrylate copolymer-type dispersant bearing pyrene and long alkanes provided ordered honeycomb structured films. Using a dispersant that contains a hemiacetal as an acidresponsive function improved the properties of the formed composite honeycomb films by an acid treatment as a trigger.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-62
Number of pages8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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