Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5825m.shaffer Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845

 
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Location

 

M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Anthony:2017:1361-6528/aa783f,
author = {Anthony, DB and Qian, H and Clancy, AJ and Bismarck, A and Greenhalgh, ES and Shaffer, MSP},
doi = {1361-6528/aa783f},
journal = {Nanotechnology},
title = {Applying a potential difference to minimise damage to carbon fibres during carbon nanotube grafting by chemical vapour deposition},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa783f},
volume = {28},
year = {2017}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - The application of an in-situ potential difference between carbon fibres and a graphite foil counter electrode (300 V, generating an electric field ca. 0.3 V μm-1 to 0.7 V μm-1) during the chemical vapour deposition synthesis of carbon nanotube (CNT) grafted carbon fibres, significantly improves the uniformity of growth without reducing the tensile properties of the underlying carbon fibres. Grafted carbon nanotubes with diameters around 55 nm and lengths around 10 μm were well attached to the carbon fibre surface, and were grown without the requirement for protective barrier coatings. The grafted CNTs increased the surface area to 185 m2 g-1 compared to the as-received sized carbon fibre 0.24 m2 g-1. The approach is not restricted to batch systems and has the potential to improve carbon nanotube grafted carbon fibre production for continuous processing.
AU - Anthony,DB
AU - Qian,H
AU - Clancy,AJ
AU - Bismarck,A
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Shaffer,MSP
DO - 1361-6528/aa783f
PY - 2017///
SN - 1361-6528
TI - Applying a potential difference to minimise damage to carbon fibres during carbon nanotube grafting by chemical vapour deposition
T2 - Nanotechnology
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1361-6528/aa783f
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/49062
VL - 28
ER -