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Electrically Conducting Lubricants: Esterified Carbon Nanotubes

Authors: Wei Chin, Wen-Kuang Hsu


Fats and oils are made of esterified hydrocarbons (RCOOR-) and this work demonstrates the substitution of R by multi-walled CNTs (MWNTs). The resultant materials are fluidic, oily, electrically conducting and excellent lubricants. Esterified MWNTs can also respond to magnetic field when tubules contain long segments of Fe


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