Cutting Of Carbon Nanotubes Via Solution Plasma Processing
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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.
KeywordsCarbon 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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