Large-scale purification of single-wall carbon nanotubes: Process, product, and characterization
We describe, in detail, a readily scalable purification process capable of handling single-wall carbon nanotube (SWNT) material in large batches. Characterization of the resulting material by SEM, TEM, XRD, Raman scattering, and TGA shows it to be highly pure. Resistivity measurements on freestanding mats of the purified tubes are also reported. We also report progress in scaling up SWNT production by the dual pulsed laser vaporization process. These successes enable the production of gram per day quantities of highly pure SWNT, which should greatly facilitate investigation of material properties intrinsic to the nanotubes. © Springer-Verlag 1998.
Rinzler, AG; Liu, J; Dai, H; Nikolaev, P; Huffman, CB; Rodriguez-Macías, FJ; Boul, PJ; Lu, AH; Heymann, D; Colbert, DT; Lee, RS; Fischer, JE; Rao, AM; Eklund, PC; Smalley, RE
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