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Synthesis and Application of Carbon–Iron Oxide Microspheres’ Black Pigments in Electrophoretic Displays

Xianwei Meng, Ting Wen, Shiwei Sun, Rongbo Zheng, Jun Ren and Fangqiong Tang*

Author Affiliations

Laboratory of Controllable Preparation and Application of Nanomaterials, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 100190, Beijing, People’s Republic of China

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Nanoscale Research Letters 2010, 5:1664-1668  doi:10.1007/s11671-010-9692-0

Published: 15 July 2010

Abstract

Carbon–iron oxide microspheres’ black pigments (CIOMBs) had been prepared via ultrasonic spray pyrolysis of aqueous solutions containing ferrous chloride and glucose. Due to the presence of carbon, CIOMBs not only exhibited remarkably acid resistance, but also could be well dispersed in both polar solvents and nonpolar solvent. Finally, dispersions of hollow CIOMBs in tetrachloroethylene had successfully been applied in electrophoretic displays.

Keywords:
E-paper; Pigment; Black; Carbon