Evaluation of Nanocarbon Material Dispersions

Monday, 25 May 2015: 08:40
Lake Ontario (Hilton Chicago)
T. Okazaki (Nanotube Research Cneter, AIST, TASC)
Nanocarbon materials such as fullerenes, carbon nanotubes and graphenes have attracted considerable attention due to their inherent superior properties. Indeed, the nanocarbon-based materials have been extensively studied for voltaic cells, electrodes, capacitors, reinforced rubbers and the other applications. Researchers have usually discussed the physical properties of the produced materials based on the intrinsic properties of the nanocarbons themselves. Even through the dispersion of the nanocarbons into solution or matrix is one of the most important issues for fabricating advanced composites, the effective evaluation technique of the dispersion states has so far been limited. In this talk, we will show effective evaluation methods for the nanocarbon dispersions for obtaining desired properties of the composite materials.


This paper is based on results obtained from a project commissioned by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO).