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Martyn Receives Nanotubes Research Grant
April 2, 2010
Southwestern Oklahoma State University and Dr. David Martyn, assistant professor in chemistry and physics, recently received a $20,918 grant to help in the research of including single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) into polymers to produce lighter weight yet stronger materials.
The grant came from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.
Martyn said integrating these functionalized nanotubes into a polymer has two main benefits. The nanotubes will be dispersed and a means of maximizing interaction between the nanotube and the polymer will be provided. Using different functional groups on the SWNT allows for incorporating the nanotubes into the polymer systems of their choosing. This process may produce superior physical properties desired in high performance polymers.
For more information regarding the grant, contact Martyn at 580-774-3114 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.