Carbon nanotube core-polymer shell nanofibers

Jing Liu, Tong Wang, Tetsuya Uchida, Satish Kumar

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Single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT)/poly(methyl methacrylate) and SWNT/polyacrylonitrile composite nanofibers were electrospun with SWNT bundles as the cores and the polymers as the shells. This was a novel approach for processing core (carbon nanotube)-shell (polymer) nanofibers. Raman spectroscopy results show strain-induced intensity variations in the SWNT radial breathing mode and an upshift in the tangential (G) and overtone of the disorder (G′) bands, suggesting compressive forces on the SWNTs in the electrospun composite fibers. Such fibers may find applications as conducting nanowires and as atomic force microscopy tips.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1992-1995
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Polymer Science
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jun 5 2005


  • Atomic force microscopy (AFM)
  • Core-shell polymers
  • Nanocomposites
  • Nanotube
  • Raman spectroscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry


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