|Waterborne WC nanodispersions Original Research Article |
Cristina Giordano, Wen Yang, Andre Lindemann, Rene Crombez, John Texter
Nanolatexes derived from an imidazolium ionic liquid monomer are excellent dispersants for aggregated WC nanopowders. Multiple WC nanoparticles as small as 2 nm are stabilized on and within these nanolatexes.
▶ First stable waterborne WC dispersions. ▶ Smallest dispersed and stabilized WC nanoparticles reported. ▶ Optical absorption of dispersed WC nanoparticles competitive with carbon in carbon nanotubes.