"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible." Vince Lombardi
Composite Materials: Studying the interaction between Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and Conjugated Polyelectrolytes (CPEs). The CPEs modified CNTs then have been dispersed in poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) matrix to yield a highly conductive polymer composite. Work includes utilizing instrumental techniques such as Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Thermal Gravimetric Analysis (TGA), Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and various other techniques.
Nanofiber Material: the work focus on the dispersion of modified MWCNTs within a polymer nanofibers. MWCNTs were first noncovalently modified using an anionic CPE. Electrospinning was then used to synthesis PMMA nanofibers containing the modified MWCNTs. The obtained nanofibers were proven to have enhanced thermal properties and excellent electrical conductivity.
Electronics and Photovoltaics: Investigating the electronic and optoelectronic properties of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) by developing a Transparent Conductive Thin Films made out of the modified CNTs for the usage in Solar cells. This work utilizes spin coating and drop casting techniques.
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