by Nicholas Briggs, Javen Weston, Brian Li, Deepika Venkataramani, Clint Aichele, Jeffrey Harwell, and Steven Crossley
Work was performed at: The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University
Unique interfacial characterization of carbon nanotube stabilized emulsions combined with macroscopic understanding led to significant insight about the use of carbon nanotubes as stabilizers and ultimately catalyst supports for biphasic catalysis.
For the first time, the interfacial thickness of carbon nanotube stabilized emulsions is observed and quantified. The observed orientation of the carbon nanotubes at the interface provides insight about the functionality of the nanotubes when they serve as catalyst supports in biphasic systems.