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Improvement of Superhydrophobicity of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Produced by Fluorination
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  • Journal title : Carbon letters
  • Volume 13, Issue 3,  2012, pp.178-181
  • Publisher : Korean Carbon Society
  • DOI : 10.5714/CL.2012.13.3.178
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Improvement of Superhydrophobicity of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Produced by Fluorination
Meng, Long-Yue; Park, Soo-Jin;
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In this work, we synthesized superhydrophobic coatings by chemical surface functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). This was accomplished through the radical polymerization of 3-(trimethoxysilyl) propyl methacrylate modified MWCNTs and fluoro acrylate/methyl methacrylate. The chemical compositions and microstructures of the prepared MWCNT surface were investigated using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The wettability of the MWCNTs surface was determined through contact angle assessments in different liquids. The resulting surface exhibited a water contact angle of , which is clear evidence of its superhydrophobicity. The 3D MWCNT networks and the low surface energy of the -C-C- and -C-F- groups play important roles in creating the superhydrophobic surface of the MWCNTs.
superhydrophobicity;multi-walled carbon nanotubes;fluoro acrylate/methyl methacrylate;
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