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dc.creatorVennerberg, Danny
dc.creatorKessler, Michael
dc.descriptionThis article is under embargo until August 30, 2016, per publisher policy.en_US
dc.description.abstractA simple method for aligning nanotubes in buckypaper with a modified Taylor–Couette system is reported. Using shear forces produced by a rotating cylinder to orient multi-walled carbon nanotubes in a surfactant-assisted aqueous dispersion, the suspended nanotubes are simultaneously aligned and filtered. The resulting buckypaper is composed of nanotubes with preferential orientation in the direction of flow and possesses anisotropic electrical and mechanical properties, which are both enhanced parallel to the direction of orientation. The technique presented here requires no specialized equipment and can be implemented with any type of carbon nanotube synthesized by any method. Furthermore, the size of the buckypaper sheets can be easily increased by adjusting the length and diameter of the cylinders in the setup, offering the possibility for low-cost production of large quantities of oriented buckypaper.en_US
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dc.subjectCarbon nanotubesen_US
dc.titleAnisotropic buckypaper through shear-induced mechanical alignment of carbon nanotubes in water
dc.description.citationD. Vennerberg, M. R. Kessler: Anisotropic Buckypaper Through Shear-Induced Mechanical Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes in Water, Carbon, 2014, 80, 433-439. doi:10.1016/j.carbon.2014.08.082.

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    This collection features research by Michael Kessler, professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at Washington State University.

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