Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2012, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (10): 2447-2455.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201209041

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Separation Techniques of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes with Single Electrical Type and Chirality

LI Hong-Bo, ZHANG Jing, JIN He-Hua, LI Qing-Wen   

  1. Institute of Nano-tech and Nano-bionics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Suzhou 215125, Jiangsu Province, P. R. China
  • Received:2012-07-04 Revised:2012-09-04 Published:2012-09-26
  • Supported by:

    The project was supported by the Science and Technology Project of Suzhou, China (SYG201018) and Production and Research Collaborative Innovation Project of Jiangsu province, China (BY2011178).


Based on the solution post-synthesis method, we reviewed the process in the separation techniques of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with single electrical type and chirality. We demonstrated the separation mechanism of SWCNTs by the different methods and comparatively pointed out their merits and disadvantages in purity, efficiency, cost, and scalability etc. Furthermore, some prospects for future study and application were proposed.

Key words: Single-walled carbon nanotube, Separation technique, Electrical type, Chirality


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