Purity evaluation and influence of carbon nanotube on carbon nanotube/graphite thermal stability
Lima, Aline M. F., Musumeci, Anthony W., Liu, Hong-Wei, Waclawik, Eric R., & Silva, Glaura G. (2009) Purity evaluation and influence of carbon nanotube on carbon nanotube/graphite thermal stability. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry.
High resolution thermogravimetry has been used to evaluate the carbonaceous content in a commercial sample of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT). The content of SWNTs in the sample was found to be at least 77mass% which was supported by images obtained with scanning and transmission electron microscopies (SEM and TEM). Furthermore, the influence of SWNT addition on the thermal stability of graphite in mixtures of SWNT/graphite at different proportions was investigated. The graphite stability decreased with the increased of SWNT content in the overall range of composition. This behavior could be due to the close contact between these carbonaceous species as determined by SEM analysis.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Graphite, Mixture, single walled carbon nanotubes, thermogravimetry|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > MACROMOLECULAR AND MATERIALS CHEMISTRY (030300) > Physical Chemistry of Materials (030304)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > CHEMICAL SCIENCE (030000) > ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY (030100) > Analytical Chemistry not elsewhere classified (030199)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
Past > Institutes > Institute for Sustainable Resources
Past > Schools > School of Physical & Chemical Sciences
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2009 Springer|
|Deposited On:||28 Jul 2009 07:56|
|Last Modified:||01 Mar 2012 00:07|
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