Functionalization of carbon nanotube surface Via UV/O3 treatment

Jang Kyo Kim, Man Lung Sham

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The carbon nanotube (CNT) surface is successfully modified using the UV/Ozone treatment and a triethylenetetramine (TETA) solution for use as the reinforcement for polymer matrix nanocomposites. These treatments along with ultrasonication are aimed to disperse the CNTs uniformly in the resin matrix, as well as to provide the CNT surface with chemical functionalities for adhesion with resin. Fourier transform infra-red (FTIR) spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) are performed to evaluate the changes in chemical structure and surface functional groups arising from the chemical treatment. The practical implications of the surface functional groups for improving the interfacial adhesion are discussed.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationNanoscience and Technology
Number of pages4
EditionPART 2
StatePublished - 2007
EventChina International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ChinaNANO 2005 - Beijing, China
Duration: 9 Jun 200511 Jun 2005

Publication series

NameSolid State Phenomena
NumberPART 2
ISSN (Print)1012-0394


ConferenceChina International Conference on Nanoscience and Technology, ChinaNANO 2005


  • Carbon nanotube
  • Functionalization
  • Polymer composites
  • UV/Ozone treatment


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