Title: Carbon Nanotubes: Present and Future Commercial Applications
Authors: De Volder, MichaĆ«l ×
Tawfick, Sameh H
Baughman, Ray H
Hart, A. John #
Issue Date: Feb-2013
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Series Title: Science vol:339 issue:6119 pages:535-539
Article number: 10.1126/science.1222453
Abstract: Worldwide commercial interest in carbon nanotubes (CNTs) is reflected in a production capacity that presently exceeds several thousand tons per year. Currently, bulk CNT powders are incorporated in diverse commercial products ranging from rechargeable batteries, automotive parts, and sporting goods to boat hulls and water filters. Advances in CNT synthesis, purification, and chemical modification are enabling integration of CNTs in thin-film electronics and large-area coatings. Although not yet providing compelling mechanical strength or electrical or thermal conductivities for many applications, CNT yarns and sheets already have promising performance for applications including supercapacitors, actuators, and lightweight electromagnetic shields.
ISSN: 0036-8075
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Production Engineering, Machine Design and Automation (PMA) Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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