Continuous Direct Spinning of Fibers of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Metallic Chirality

Authors

  • Rajyashree M. Sundaram,

    1. University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ, UK
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  • Krzysztof K. K. Koziol,

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    1. University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ, UK
    • University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ, UK.
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  • Alan H. Windle

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    1. University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ, UK
    • University of Cambridge, Department of Materials Science, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ, UK.
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Abstract

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The electrical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes depend critically on their structure. Using a method for spinning of nanotube based fibers directly from the synthesis reaction zone, the critical control of sulfur precursors in the reaction allows the production of a fiber consisting of single-walled carbon nanotubes with the same, sought after metallic properties, and chiral angle.

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