Molecular Ordering of Organic Molten Salts Triggered by Single–Walled Carbon Nanotubes.


Takanori Fukushima, Atsuko Kosaka, Yoji Ishimura, Takashi Yamamoto, Toshikazu Takigawa, Noriyuki Ishii, and Takuzo Aida


Science 2003, 300, 2072–2074.
[DOI: 10.1126/science.1082289]

molecular ordering of organic molten salts triggered by single-walled carbon nanotubes

  We have discovered that, by mixing with room-temperature ionic liquid, carbon nanotubes form gels after being ground.  This new soft material, “Bucky Gel”, could be engineered to a highly electroconductive polymer/nanotube composites.


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