2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Aqueous Dispersion of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by using Self-doped Polyaniline as Dispersant

J.H. Hwang, H.J. Lee, M.S. Hong, H.S. Lee, M.H. Lee
Chonbuk National University, KR

Keywords:
self-doped polyaniline, single walled carbon nanotubes, dispersion

Abstract:
In this research, a water-soluble self-doped polyaniline, poly(aniline N-butylsulfonate) (PAnBuS), was introduced to disperse SWNTs. Dispersion of SWNTs functionalized with PAnBuS was achieved ex-situ by simply mixing both components using ultrasonic treatment. The PAnBuS-functionalized SWNTs are highly dispersible in water, and form a stable homogeneous dispersion. The stability of aqueous SWNT dispersion was examined by UV-vis spectroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The interaction between self-doped polyaniline and SWNTs was investigated by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Also, the preparation of transparent conductive films (TCFs) by spray-coating of the aqueous SWNT dispersion was attempted, and the results were compared with those of TCFs obtained from aqueous SWNT dispersion by sodium dodecylsulfate (SDS).


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