Enhancement of adhesion between carbon nanotubes and polymer substrates using microwave irradiation

Hyung Cheoul Shim, Yoon Keun Kwak, Chang Soo Han, Soohyun Kim

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Abstract

This paper reports the enhancement of adhesive strength between single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) and polymer substrates using microwave irradiation of 0-5 min duration at 2.45 GHz and 800 W. Field emission scanning electron microscopy images, ultraviolet-visible data and four-point probe sheet resistance measurement data indicate that microwave irradiation is effective for enhancement of adhesion between SWNTs and polymer substrates. SWNTs could be locally welded onto a polymer substrate due to their active response to microwave irradiation. Crown

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-35
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jul
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adhesion
  • Microwave irradiation
  • Single-walled carbon nanotubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys

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