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Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2007 Vol. 1
Technical Proceedings of the 2007 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show, Volume 1
Chapter 5: Nanostructured Materials and Devices

A novel technique for purification and segregation of CNTs for nano-thin film studies

Authors:J. Chaves and T. Mangir
Affilation:CSULB, US
Pages:372 - 376
Keywords:carbon nanotubes, nanofilms, bio-nano combined interfaces
Abstract:An Investigation Of Carbon Nano-tubes For Bio And Nano-material Applications Invited Paper Juan Chaves, Tulin Mangir EE Department, College of Engineering, CSULB, LB, CA, USA. Contact: Dr. Tulin Mangir ( We describe an approach to purifying and segregating carbon nano-tubes for thin film studies. Motivation for our research was finding novel conductors, structures and thin films for future nano-engineered structures that could be investigated to be used for nano scale electronics, implants and bio-materials. We have used a cleaning process and have developed a new method of using bacteria to remove impurities from CNTs. Our observations have implications in both bio and nano materials. In the bio realm our observations may suggest a way to stop further cell division of unwanted cells. We are further studying the implications for both drug delivery, as well as prevention and shrinking of unwanted tissues. On the nano-materials side we have a way of depositing purified CNT films. Our planned research in this area includes the study of properties of the films for nanostructure applications and electronic fabrication of nanostructures. * We thank NSF and ARO for funding this research, and their continued support of all our research.
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