MRS Proc. 2001 DOI: 10.1557/proc-706-z1.4.1 View full text
Brigitte Vigolo, Pascale Launois, Marcel Lucas, Stéphane Badaire, Patrick Bernier, Philippe Poulin

Abstract: AbstractWe briefly review some methods recently proposed to make films and fibers of preferentially oriented carbon nanotubes. We discuss in more detail a simple spinning process which consists in dispersing the nanotubes in a surfactant solution, re-condensing the nanotubes in the flow of a coagulating polymer solution to form a nanotube mesh, and then collating this mesh to a nanotube fiber. We measure the mechanical properties of the obtained fibers and characterize the nanotube alignment along the fiber ax…

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