A gel permeation chromatography system is used to separate aqueous sodium dodecyl sulfate suspensions of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs). This automated procedure requires no precentrifugation, is scalable, and is found to yield monochiral SWCNT fractions of semiconducting SWCNTs with a purity of 61-95%. Unsorted and resulting monochiral fractions are characterized using optical absorption and photoluminescence spectroscopy.
- automated separation
- carbon nanotubes
- gel filtration
- size-exclusion chromatography