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Microcapsules Containing Suspensions of Carbon Nanotubes

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Created 12/02/2008

This SEM image shows (inset) bundles of unfunctionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes that have been released from a ruptured poly(urea-formaldehyde) (PUF) microcapsule (borders of the microcapsule visible left side and lower edge of large image). Solutions of SWNTs encapsulated in the solvent ethyl phenylacetate are released when the capsules experience mechanical damage. Applications for this technology include restoring electrical conductivity to damaged electronic materials.

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  • Stuart R. Schelkopf , Autonomous Materials Systems, Beckman Institute
  • Jeffrey S. Moore , Autonomous Materials Systems, Beckman Institute
  • Mary M. Caruso , Autonomous Materials Systems, Beckman Institute
  • Paul V. Braun , 3D Micro- and Nanosystems, Beckman Institute
  • Aaron C. Jackson , 3D Micro- and Nanosystems, Beckman Institute
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