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RAP opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology     NIST

Organic Phase Separations of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

opportunity location
50.64.21.B8019 Gaithersburg, MD

NIST only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Jeffrey Alan Fagan 301.975.6740
Ming Zheng 301.975.8995


The processing, separation, and characterization of single-wall carbon nanotubes in organic solution environments is developing as an important pathway to commercialization for these nanomaterials. Utilizing various conjugated polymers nanotubes can be selectively solubilized into organic phases in controllable manners, as well as separated using various handles, including all organic variations of two-phase extraction. Extending the control and targeting capability of these separations will enable easier and more desirable direct processing of nanotube materials for applications such as printable electronics and photovoltaics. Characterizing the role of the specific dispersant polymers and the effect of organic solution composition and characteristics are of key interest to this opportunity.



Liang et al: Selective and Reversible Noncovalent Functionalization of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by a pH-Responsive Vinylogous Tetrathiafulvalene−Fluorene Copolymer, Journal of the American Chemical Society 136: 970-977, 2014

Khripin et al: Spontaneous Partition of Carbon Nanotubes in Polymer-modified Aqueous Phases, Journal of the American Chemical Society 135(18): 6822-6825, 2013


key words
Nanotube; Polymer; Characterization; Organic; Nanotechnology; Printable electronics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$82,764.00 $3,000.00
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