Wright State University, USA
Title: The properties of multifunctional two dimension nanocomposite produce by Langmuir-Blodgett technique base on using single-walled carbon nanotubes
Biography: Ali Al-Mafarage
A real single layer (monolayer) films of unmodified zigzag (18.0) single-walled carbon nanotubes by using Langmuir Blodgett (LB) technique have been processed. Measurements of their properties in bundles which include stress-strain behavior (mechanical properties) and electrical properties that related to the structural of tubes are applied. Both theoretical and experimental methods are applied together to confirm the results. The produced films were highly oriented as determined by polarized Raman spectroscopy and shown by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), Atomic force microscopy (AFM). None of the chemical or surfactant treatments are applied in this study. The produced films are tested separately, then they use with the matrix which is Poly (methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) to form nanocomposite by using in situ polymerization technique. The behavior of the produced composite is discussed also, and the main factors that can affect the properties will highlight.