Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Quartz crystal microbalance for in-situ monitoring of laser cleaning of carbon nanotubes

Published

Author(s)

Katie Hurst, Abram Van Der Geest, Mark T. Lusk, Elisabeth Mansfield, John H. Lehman

Abstract

Photochemical changes of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), graphite and amorphous carbon have been investigated with a quartz crystal microbalance (QCM). The method of in-situ measurements reduces our uncertainty that is attributable to environmental variables, such as relative humidity and temperature. At 248 nm, near the resonance of the plasmon, we expect the interaction of laser light and carbon nanotube material to exhibit relatively high absorptivity. We discuss the importance of the SWCNT surface plasmon in the reduction of carbon impurities. The QCM is a means to quantify laser damage with respect to irradiance, pulse width and exposure time.
Citation
Carbon
Volume
48
Issue
9

Keywords

carbon nanotubes, excimer laser, quartz crystal microbalance

Citation

Hurst, K. , Van, A. , Lusk, M. , Mansfield, E. and Lehman, J. (2010), Quartz crystal microbalance for in-situ monitoring of laser cleaning of carbon nanotubes, Carbon, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=903111 (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created August 1, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017