Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing

, Volume 30, Issue 6, pp 897–905 | Cite as

Cutting Of Carbon Nanotubes Via Solution Plasma Processing

  • D. G. Tong
  • Y. Y. Luo
  • W. Chu
  • Y. C. Guo
  • W. Tian
Original Paper


A simple solution plasma process was developed for cutting multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). During the solution plasma processing, defects and oxygen-containing functional groups (hydroxyl or carboxylic acid groups) were introduced onto the sidewalls of the MWCNTs via hydroxyl radicals. After being cut for 30 min, short MWCNTs of 100–400 nm in length were obtained.


Carbon nanotubes Cutting Solution plasma processing 



This work was supported by Research Funds of CDUT (2007-YG2 and HZ0033), and the Natural Science Foundation of Sichuan Province (07ZA004). The English of the revised manuscript was improved by Edanz Editing China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. G. Tong
    • 1
  • Y. Y. Luo
    • 2
  • W. Chu
    • 3
  • Y. C. Guo
    • 1
  • W. Tian
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Materials and Chemistry and Chemical EngineeringChengdu University of TechnologyChengduChina
  2. 2.Institute of Farm Products Processing, Chinese Academy of Tropical AgricultureZhanjiangChina
  3. 3.College of Chemical EngineeringSichuan UniversityChengduChina

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