Unzipping of MWCNT into Graphene Nanoribbons

Counter Ion Dependent Unzipping of MWCNT via Hydrothermal Processing

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For use in practically everything I am doing from composite reinforcement to batteries and ultra-capacitors and even atmospheric ion collection.

The initial discovery is attributed to Dhanraj B. Shinde, Mainak Majumder & Vijayamohanan K. Pillai.

The article can be read here

The challenge is to replicate the findings and to demonstrate ultimate composite reinforcement and electrical conductivity enhancement in electrochemical cells.

These will be also applied to atmospheric ion collection as the extreme aspect ratio makes them better at the task than simple graphene.

The challenges being funding and a lack of the "proper" equipment, but as you can see below I will make do. The initial results are promising.

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  • 1 × 150 watt band heater sized to fit the pipe chosen
  • 1 × 1" pipe nipple in your choice of length
  • 2 × 1" Pipe end caps
  • 1 × PID controller
  • 1 × Solid State Relay

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  • Project is not complete.

    MECHANICUS04/27/2016 at 19:27 0 comments

    I am moving into a new method for unzipping into graphene oxide nano ribbons via a stepwise hummers method.

    In order to avoid destroying the massive aspect ratio of MWCNT when unzipping I will be doing thing's a little different than the standard of making graphene oxide.

    eh ill update this tonight I want to go start

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    MECHANICUS03/22/2016 at 00:22 0 comments

    I have sucessfully synthsized GNR not because I have an SEM to quantify them but because my anode material for K/S/SiO2 and Li/S/SiO2 is now conductive where as nothing worked before.

    At over 65% by weight SiO2 when first wrapped with GNR and then carbon black added I am getting around 150,000 ohms resistance where as the previous versions were completely insulating.

    When I add just 3 % copper 300 mesh powder the resistance drops to 2 ohms which is very exciting meaning I can actually print battery anodes and have them work without charge collectors.

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