Optical Properties of Aligned Single Wall Carbon Nanotube by e295e75ae2526297

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									    Optical Properties of Aligned Single Wall Carbon Nanotube / Polymer Composites

                                   Dr. Jeffrey A. Fagan
                                 Mentor: Dr. Erik K. Hobbie
                                 Polymers Division, MSEL
                                    Bldg 224, Rm A225
                                      Mail Stop 8542

                                    Tel #:301-975-6740
                                        Fax#:301-975-
                                Email: Jeffrey.fagan@nist.gov

                                       Sigma Xi: No
                                     Category: Materials

Single wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) are exemplary materials with interesting optical,
thermal and mechanical properties. Due to the rod-like morphology of the nanotubes, many of
the nanotube properties are highly anisotropic. In this work, SWCNTs were dispersed and
aligned within a polymer matrix. The aligned composite materials were characterized to
determine intrinsic optical and physical properties of the SWCNT material; these measurements
will allow for improved metrology and purity characterization of nanotube materials.

								
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