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Title: Self-organizing alignment of carbon nanotubes in thermoplastic polyurethane
Authors: Chen, W
Tao, X 
Keywords: Alignment
Carbon nanotubes
Compounding
Polyurethanes
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
Source: Macromolecular rapid communications, 2005, v. 26, no. 22, p. 1763-1767 How to cite?
Journal: Macromolecular rapid communications 
Abstract: A simple compounding technique for the fabrication of polymer nanocomposites with single-walled carbon nanotubes having exceptional alignment and improved mechanical properties is described. The aligned-nanotube composite was prepared by dissolving single-walled carbon nanotubes in a solution of thermoplastic polyurethane and tetrahydrofuran, Solvent-polymer interactions that induce the orientation of soft chain segments during the swelling and moisture curing stage are believed to serve as a driving force for the macroscopic alignment of the carbon nanotubes.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/27381
ISSN: 1022-1336
DOI: 10.1002/marc.200500531
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