Advanced Materials

Robust, Conducting, and Transparent Polymer Composites Using Surface-Modified and Individualized Double-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

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  • This work was in part supported by the CLUSTER project (the second stage) and Specially Promoted Research (No. 19002007) from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan. YAK acknowledges supported from a Grant-in-Aid from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology of Japan (No. 20510096). Supporting Information is available online from Wiley InterScience or from the author.

Abstract

Double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWNTs), consisting of two concentric coaxial tubes, are proposed as the preferable reinforcing filler in polymers. Chemical moieties, which are selectively introduced on the outer tubes, impart the ability to individualize and provide effective anchoring sites for strong bonding with polymers, while the optical properties of the inner tubes of the DWNTs remain unchanged.

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