Thermo-chemical surface treatment of nanocarbon materials

Date: 3 June 2020

Theatre: WorkCast

3-june-2020 3-june-2020 Europe/London Thermo-chemical surface treatment of nanocarbon materials

Nanocarbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphenes, have attracted enormous interest due to their remarkable intrinsic properties and broad range of potential applications. The ability to tailor the surface chemistry of nanocarbons is of crucial importance to ease nanocarbon processing and enable integration into existing and new technologies. We explore a new versatile thermo-chemical… Read more »

Surface & Coatings Technology Network

Nanocarbon materials, such as carbon nanotubes and graphenes, have attracted enormous interest due to their remarkable intrinsic properties and broad range of potential applications. The ability to tailor the surface chemistry of nanocarbons is of crucial importance to ease nanocarbon processing and enable integration into existing and new technologies. We explore a new versatile thermo-chemical surface treatment to introduce a wide variety of chemical functional groups onto the nanocarbon surface whilst maintaining the excellent structural properties of the untreated materials. These thermochemical surface treatments are extremely versatile and solvent-free, greatly simplifying work-up and improving scalability. The effect of the surface treatments is characterised in terms of nanocarbon structure (electron microscopy, Raman), surface chemistry (XPS) and surface energetics (inverse gas chromatography).

Speakers

  • Dr Robert Menzel University Academic Fellow - University of Leeds

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