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Journal of Nanomaterials
Volume 2014, Article ID 102621, 11 pages
Research Article

Optimizing the Dispersion Conditions of SWCNTs in Aqueous Solution of Surfactants and Organic Solvents

Institute Centre for Energy (iEnergy), Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department, Masdar Institute of Science and Technology (MIST), P.O. Box 54224, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Received 26 June 2014; Accepted 9 September 2014; Published 13 October 2014

Academic Editor: Lian Gao

Copyright © 2014 Md. Mahfuzur Rahman et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

In this report, a detailed analysis on the calculation of extractability of SDBS and DOC has been made from the optical absorption spectroscopy using Beer-Lambert law. The extinction coefficient,2.0922±0.02545 mL/ for SDBS, was used to calculate the concentration of SWCNTs in the suspension after dispersion for various surfactant concentrations. UV-vis-NIR spectra of aqueous SWCNTs-surfactant mixture of varying surfactants concentration, and SWCNTs-organic solvent mixture are provided in this supporting information. These absorption spectra were used to determine the optimum dispersion condition.

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