Deposition and characterization of Langmuir-Blodgett films of cadmium arachidate/SWCNTs composites

F. Antolini, T. Di Luccio, E. Serra, P. Aversa, L. Tapfer, S. Sangiorgi

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The incorporation of single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) in cadmium arachidate film by means of the Langmuir-Blodgett (LB) technique was investigated as a function of arachidic acid/SWCNT mass ratio at the air/water interface and in Langmuir-Blodgett films. The behaviour at the air/water interface shows that SWCNTs act as an independent phase with respect to the cadmium arachidate. Deposition conditions are optimized when the weight ratio between the arachidic acid (AA) and SWCNTs is in the range 0.018:1 to 1:1. The general order of the LB multilayered structure was destroyed by the progressive density increase in SWCNT quantity as evidenced by X-ray reflectivity (XRR) analysis. Scanning electron microscopy images indicated that when a multilayered structure was formed its layers consisted of SWCNT bundles stacked one over the other. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1285 - 1290
Number of pages6
JournalSurface and Interface Analysis
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry

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Antolini, F., Di Luccio, T., Serra, E., Aversa, P., Tapfer, L., & Sangiorgi, S. (2006). Deposition and characterization of Langmuir-Blodgett films of cadmium arachidate/SWCNTs composites. Surface and Interface Analysis, 38(9), 1285 - 1290.