Properties of Carbon Nanotubes and other Carbon Material

Our current interests focus on:
- Identification and quantification of chemical functionalities on the surfaces of carbon materials, including nanotubes

Identification and quantification of functional groups on single-walled carbon nanotubes via fluorescence labeling.

Fluorescence Labeling and Quantification of Oxygen-Containing Functionalities on the Surface of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes, Nikolay Dementev, Xue Feng and Eric Borguet, Langmuir, 25, 13, 7573-7577 (2009)

- Photophysical properties of carbon nanotubes

- Carbon nanotube purification methods for the efficient removal of carbon and metallic impurities

Dynamic oxidation, a novel purification method of single-walled carbon nanotubes, being ~10 faster than a traditional isothermal oxidation, yields nanotubes that are nearly free from carbon impurities.

Purification of Carbon nanotubes by Dynamic Oxidation in Air, Nikolay Dementev, Sebastian Osswald, Yury Gogotsi and Eric Borguet, J. Mater. Chem., 19, (42), 7904-7908 (2009)

- Interactions of simple molecules with carbon surfaces (nanotubes, carbon blacks)