Purification and chiral selective enrichment of single-walled carbon nanotubes for macroelectronic applications.
Date of Issue2010
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
This thesis focuses on the purification and chiral selective enrichment of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) obtained from cobalt incorporated MCM-41 catalyst (Co-MCM-41) and their potential applications as macroelectronic devices. The properties of SWCNTs are chiral (n,m) dependent, and are sensitive to various impurities in SWCNT samples. Monodisperse high purity SWCNT samples are desired for their potential applications. However, until now, no synthesis methods are able to selectively grow SWCNTs with specific (n,m) structures.