Large-scale purification of single-wall carbon nanotubes: Process, product, and characterization

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • 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

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 67 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 29 - 37

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0947-8396

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s003390050734

Citation Source

  • Scopus