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Stanford Engineers Make Flexible Carbon Nanotube Circuits More Reliable and Efficient

Mar. 2014- Engineers would love to create flexible electronic devices, such as e-readers that could be folded to fit into a pocket. One approach involves designing circuits based on electronic fibers, known as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), instead of rigid silicon chips. But reliability is essential. Most silicon chips are based on a type of circuit design that allows them to function flawlessly even when the ...

Rapid and Low-Cost Graphene Film Deposition using Solution Processing

Mar. 2014- In 2004, a single layer of graphite known as graphene was synthesized for the first time via mechanical exfoliation of graphite. This discovery, for which Novoselov and Geim were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010, has ushered in a 'graphene frontier' with worldwide interest in exploiting their intriguing potential for technological applications in fields such as nanoelectronics and ...

Nanomaterials and the iNEMI Electronics Roadmap

Jan. 2014- Those of you familiar with electronics will know that three of the most read roadmaps are the ITRS (International Roadmap for Semiconductors) roadmap, from the perspective of the semiconductor industry; the iNEMI (International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative) roadmap, bringing together the value chain from OEMs to material and equipment suppliers; and the IPC (Association Connecting ...

United States Department of Defense Provides $18.5 Million in New Funding to Expand Nanocomp Technologies' Nanomanufacturing Production Capacity

Jan. 2014- Nanocomp Technologies, Inc., a developer of performance materials and products composed of its unique carbon nanotubes (CNTs), today announced it has been awarded $18.5 million in additional funding under the Defense Production Act Title III program ("DPA Title III") to supply CNT yarn, sheet, tape, and slurry materials for the program needs of the Department of Defense, as well as for commercial ...

Enhancement of Model Prediction of Buckypaper Manufacturing

Sep. 2013- Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have manifested exceptional mechanical, chemical, and electrical properties since their discovery in 1991 [1,2].  In practice, to fully achieve the exceptional properties of CNTs in the macro scale for composites, a major challenge is to achieve high loading, uniform dispersion and alignment of CNTs, and strong interface between CNTs and the matrix material in ...

Alternative Test Strategies, Predictive Models to Assist Nanomaterials Safety Assessment

Aug. 2013- With the exponential growth of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) extending from research and development to commercial products, the daunting challenge of conducting effective risk assessment and life-cycle analysis for these materials is presented. Of primary concern is the potential for human exposure that may lead to adverse outcomes, which traditionally utilizes animal studies and specific ...

Butterfly Wings + Carbon Nanotubes = New ‘Nanobiocomposite’ Material

Aug. 2013- Leveraging the amazing natural properties of the Morpho butterfly's wings, scientists have developed a nanobiocomposite material that shows promise for wearable electronic devices, highly sensitive light sensors and sustainable batteries. A report on the new hybrid material appears in the journal ACS Nano.

Nanosensors Could Aid Drug Manufacturing

Aug. 2013- Chemical engineers find that arrays of carbon nanotubes can detect flaws in drugs and help improve production.Source: MIT News

Fast or Superfast Water Transport?

May. 2013- There were high hopes of using carbon nanotubes, particularly for ultra-fast water transport to desalinate seawater. However, a simulation now reveals that these ultra-fast transport rates might have not been properly grounded after all. Researchers who work with experiments and computer models have been at odds over the capabilities and governing physics of the material ever since.

Super-Nanotubes: 'Remarkable' Spray-on Coating Combines Carbon Nanotubes with Ceramic

Apr. 2013- Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Kansas State University have demonstrated a spray-on mixture of carbon nanotubes and ceramic that has unprecedented ability to resist damage while absorbing laser light.*

Fast Atomistic Simulations and Advanced Analytics for Monitoring of Nanomanufacturing Processes

Mar. 2013- Real-time quality monitoring is critical towards improving yield and throughput of nanomanufacturing, and hence the scale-up production [1]. Due to the current sensing limitations at nano-scale and confounding effects present during synthesis processes, measurement systems need to be augmented with quantitative models capable of tracking nanostructure growth evolution for nanomanufacturing ...

Commercializing Graphene and Other Novel 2D Structures

Mar. 2013- Graphene has been a really hot topic since its discovery in 2004 when atomically thin sheets of carbon were peeled off graphite by University of Manchester scientists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov.  Since then, the material has received great publicity, significant funding and more than a little hype in the media.  So how do we assess the potential of graphene and its increasing ...

UMass Amherst Research Develops ‘Second Skin’ Military Fabric to Repel Chemical and Biological Agents

Nov. 2012- Military uniforms of the future may offer a new layer of critical protection to wearers thanks to research by teams at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and several other institutions who are developing a nanotube-based fabric that repels chemical and biological agents. UMass Amherst polymer scientists Kenneth Carter and James Watkins, collaborating with team leader Francesco ...

Nanomanufacturing Innovations Impact Future Industry Roadmap Directions

Oct. 2012- Nanomanufacturing innovations have made numerous impacts in various industry roadmaps with semiconductor, data storage, and aerospace being prime examples. For many of these examples, the impact of nanotechnology provides a marginal extension of the industry roadmap, as in the case of directed self-assembly (DSA) for bit patterned media magnetic data storage, and extending the utility of specific ...

Made in IBM Labs: Researchers Demonstrate Initial Steps toward Commercial Fabrication of Carbon Nanotubes as a Successor to Silicon

Oct. 2012- For the first time, scientists precisely place and test more than ten thousand carbon nanotube devices in a single chip using mainstream manufacturing processesNovel processing method helps pave the way for carbon technology as a viable alternative to silicon in future computingIBM (NYSE: IBM) scientists have demonstrated a new approach to carbon nanotechnology that opens up the path for ...

Nanotechnology-enabled Smart Packaging for Longer Produce Shelf-life

Sep. 2012- In order to optimize produce shelf-life from time of harvest through storage and transportation, smart packaging and sensor technologies are readily being explored and evaluated for various scenarios encountered in the horticultural industry. Recently, Esser et. al. reported on the selective detection of ethylene gas using carbon nanotube-based sensors as a means of determining fruit ripeness.

Rapid Assembly of Functional Thin Films Using Spin-Spray Layer-by Layer Processing

Jun. 2012- Functional nanocomposite thin films are traditionally synthesized by techniques such as casting or dip-coating wherein the quality and properties of the film are determined by the concentrations of the initial dispersion and casting time, with limited parameters to control or tune the properties of the film. Layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly has emerged as a method to circumvent this issue by ...

Flexible, Large Area Active Matrix Backplane Technology By Solution Cast Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistors

Jan. 2012- Flexible electronics are receiving significant attention for enabling a broad range of new applications and markets otherwise not possible with conventional silicon integrated circuit technology. Specifically in the areas of integrated electronics and sensors, thin-film transistors (TFTs) formed utilizing a range of nanomaterials now appear to be a viable competitor to more conventional TFT ...

NIST Releases First Certified Reference Material for Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Dec. 2011- The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the world’s first reference material for single-wall carbon nanotube soot. Distantly related to the soot in your fireplace or in a candle flame, nanotube-laden soot is the primary industrial source of single-wall carbon nanotubes, perhaps the archetype of all nanoscale materials. The new NIST material offers companies and ...

New Path to Flex and Stretch Electronics: Berkeley Lab Researchers Develop Solution-based Fabrication Technique

Dec. 2011- Imprinting electronic circuitry on backplanes that are both flexible and stretchable promises to revolutionize a number of industries and make “smart devices” nearly ubiquitous. Among the applications that have been envisioned are electronic pads that could be folded away like paper, coatings that could monitor surfaces for cracks and other structural failures, medical bandages that ...

United States Department of Defense Taps Nanocomp Technologies as Nanomanufacturing Partner

Nov. 2011- Nanocomp Technologies, Inc., a developer of performance materials and component products from carbon nanotubes (CNTs), today announced it has been selected by the United States Government, under the Defense Production Act Title III program (“DPA Title III”), to supply CNT yarn and sheet material for the program needs of the Department of Defense, as well as to create a path toward ...

Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Multilayer Structures for Light Weight, Enhanced Shock Absorbing Materials

Oct. 2011- Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have demonstrated unique mechanical properties similar to those found in various fibrous materials, exhibiting excellent compression capability combined with extreme structural flexibility and recovery from mechanical deformation. As such, arrays or forests of vertically aligned CNTs have been considered for ultra-light weight shock absorbing material. In addition, CNTs ...

Graphene Might Overtake Carbon Nanotubes in Commercial Applications

Oct. 2011- Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have not yet met commercial expectations from a decade ago, and now hot on its heels is graphene. Graphene is considered a hot candidate for applications such as computers, displays, photovoltaics, and flexible electronics. According to IDTechEx, the biggest opportunity for both materials is in printed and potentially printed electronics. In a comparably short time a ...

SWeNT is currently the Only U.S. Manufacturer Permitted to Commercially Distribute Both Multi-Wall and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Sep. 2011- NORMAN, OK – Sept. 21, 2011 -- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality carbon nanotubes (CNT), recently received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order which will permit the company to manufacture and distribute Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT) for commercial applications.  SWeNT’s Multi-Wall products are sold under the SWeNT ...

Nottingham scientists pioneer new method for nanoribbon production

Aug. 2011- Research involving scientists from The University of Nottingham is pioneering a new method of studying and making molecules.The work, reported in Nature Materials, could pave the way for the production of nanomaterials for use in a new generation of computers and data storage devices that are faster, smaller and more powerful.The Nottingham research group, led by Dr Andrei Khlobystov in the ...

Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential

Aug. 2011- "Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential" is now available through the InterNano Nanomanufacturing Library. The full article is available here. Abstract Background: Little justification is generally provided for selection of in vitro assay testing concentrations for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). ...

Hybrid Three-Dimensional Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Architectures

Jun. 2011- Engineering of carbon nanotubes (CNT) into controlled morphologies and architectures has progressed to the point where electrodes fabricated from CNT networks have become viable candidates for applications such as flexible electronics, solar photovoltaics, and optoelectronics. Recently, Li et. al. reported on their investigation of forming organized 2D and 3D hybrid single-walled carbon ...

Precision Woven Fabric for Transparent Electrode Applications

Jun. 2011- Transparent electrodes represent an enabling technology for flexible electronics encompassing a range of product applications for both consumers and critical national needs, including displays, solar photovoltaics (PV), e-paper, and light emitting diodes (LEDs). Recently, Kylberg et. al. reported on the investigation of transparent, flexible electrodes based on a precision fabric using metallic ...

High Speed Water Sterilization Using One-Dimensional Nanostructures

Apr. 2011- Recently, Schoen et. al. investigated the incorporation of silver nanowires (AgNWs) and carbon nanotubes (CNTs) within a matrix of cotton, enabling a membrane with multiscale nanostructured materials to effectively inactivate  bacteria in water. This strategy takes advantage of the chemical and mechanical robustness of cotton as the support, along with the large pore structure between cotton ...

Phase-change Memory Based on Carbon Nanotubes to Rival Flash Memory

Mar. 2011- Eric Pop and colleagues at the University of Illinois report a new phase-change memory based on carbon nanotubes that could potentially replace flash memory, the current standard for nonvolative memory in everyday electronic devices such as smart phones, cameras, and USB sticks.Their work, published this week in Science, clears a major hurdle for phase-change memory devices by dramatically ...

Dielectrophoretic Alignment of High Density Carbon Nanotube Arrays

Feb. 2011- Methods to fabricate 2D arrays of densely packed SWNTs remain an active area of nanomanufacturing research. In this review, a solution-based, post-process has been reported employing AC dielectrophoresis assembly of ultrahigh density SWNT arrays. The versatile approach has demonstrated the highest linear packing density of aligned SWNTs reported to date, with potential impact on the manufacturing ...

SouthWest Nanotechnologies Receives Consent Order Permitting the Manufacture and Commercial Distribution of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes

Dec. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality carbon nanotubes (CNT), has received an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) consent order which will permit SWeNT to manufacture and distribute Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNT) for commercial applications. Previously the Company distributed its SWCNT via a Low Release, Low Exposure (LOREX) PMN exemption from the ...

NIOSH Recommends Maximum Exposure Level of 7µg/m3 for Carbon Nanotubes

Dec. 2010- In late November, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published a Current Intelligence Bulletin entitled "Occupational Exposure to Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers." The document is not an official "agency determination or policy," and was released solely by NIOSH for peer-review and comment.   NIOSH's carbon nanotube recommended ...

R&D100 Editor Awards for Carbon Nanotubes Goes to Hyung Gyu Park and Colleagues at LLNL

Nov. 2010- For the second consecutive year, LLNL has won a coveted Editors Award at the annual R&D100 Awards presentation, sponsored by R&D Magazine. This year, the honor went to Hyung Gyu Park—an InterNano contributor—and Francesco Fornasiero, for their work developing nanostructured membranes for water purification. The technology has been licensed to Porifera, Inc. of Hayward. ...

Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Electrodes for Increased Power Density in Lithium Ion Batteries

Nov. 2010- Applications such as electric vehicles and renewable energy sources require the development of materials combining advantages of both battery and electrochemical capacitor device technologies. Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have gained widespread attention for a range of electrochemical energy storage and conversion device applications given  their unique properties, including electrical ...

Solid-State Polymer Nanocomposite Electrodes for Flexible, Ultrathin Supercapacitors

Oct. 2010- Emerging trends in energy storage device technologies for a range of consumer electronics, automotive, and grid-scale applications are targeting thin film materials conducive to flexible substrates. With the objectives of increased energy density, manufacturability, and flexibility, integration strategies for supercapacitor devices include carbon nanostructure composite electrodes with ...

Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterning Via Dry Contact Transfer Printing

Sep. 2010- Techniques to align CNT networks in-plane on a substrate have been investigated as a means to enable CNT-based electronic devices including transistors ad interconnects. One approach—transferring CNT thin films from one surface to another via a soft lithography—suffers from limited ability to achieve good adhesion of the CNT films to the transfer substrate and imprecise alignment ...

Novel optical procedure greatly facilitates nanotube characterization

Sep. 2010- Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) have been on the forefront of nanotechnological research for over a decade due to their outstanding and unique mechanical and electronic properties rendering this novel carbon allotrope an ideal candidate for a variety of electronic applications (see related spotlight articles, for example "A novel single electron pump based on a carbon ...

Low Voltage Thin Film Transistor Circuits Printed on Plastic Substrates Using Aqueous Carbon Nanotube Inks

Sep. 2010- Integration of electronic circuits on flexible substrates is important for innovative displays, sensors, and electronic systems. Fabrication approaches commensurate with roll-to-roll and print process platforms will enable low cost, high throughput manufacturing to meet the targets associated with these emerging applications. Yet thin film transistor technologies typically suffer from low ...

SouthWest Nanotechnologies Completes Grant to Refine Specialty Multi-wall (SMW) Carbon Nanotube Production

Sep. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a leading manufacturer of single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), has fulfilled a grant to develop highly conductive and transparent Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW) Carbon Nanotubes that was awarded by the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). The OARS (Oklahoma Applied Research Support) grant was ...

Deadline Approaches on Nanomanufacturing Funding Opportunity for Universities and Small Businesses

Aug. 2010- The OSD is accepting proposals for a new STTR solicitation on Nanomanufactured Catalytic Arrays on Patterned Addressable Substrates for Advanced Electronic Device Applications until September 15, 2010. The objective of this solicitation is "To develop nanomanufacturing approaches and tools to deposit large scale and dense arrays of intermetallic catalytic particles of controlled ...

NanoBusiness Alliance Interview with David Arthur

Aug. 2010- David J. Arthur is President and CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. and has more than 30 years experience commercializing products utilizing advanced materials, including work at such companies as Rogers Corporation, A.T. Cross Co., TPI Composites, Helix Technologies, and Eikos. In this interview, Steve Waite talks to Mr. Arthur about SouthWest NanoTechnologies’ carbon nanotube ...

Understanding the Resistivity-Transparency Tradeoffs for Carbon Nanotube Electrodes on Flexible Substrates

Jul. 2010- A key remaining challenge for the preparation of CNT-based transparent electrodes suitable for flexible substrates is to optimize the sheet resistance and transparency of CNT films for specific implementations. Scardacci et. al. investigate the transmittance and sheet resistance tradeoff for CNT films spray-coated onto polyethylene terephtalate (PET) substrates and report a scalable method for ...

SWeNT CEO Dave Arthur to Speak on Carbon Nanotube Coatings and Composites at New England Nanomanufacturing Summit, June 22 - 24

Jun. 2010- CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) Dave Arthur will be speaking at the New England Nanomanufacturing Summit 2010 about “The Commercialization of Carbon Nanotube Materials for Coatings and Composites”. Co-Founder of CHASM Technologies in Canton, MA will be Speaking Wednesday, June 23, at University of Massachusetts Lowell Inn and Conference Center.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Presenting Carbon Nanotube Ink Research at NSTI June 21 - 24

Jun. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the leader in high quality, single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), will be exhibiting and presenting a paper at the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) Nanotech Conference and Expo 2010 June 21-24,at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA. At SWeNT’s exhibit (booth # 751), its innovative new ink products, ...

SWeNT To Exhibit Carbon Nanotube Fabrics and Inks at MRS Spring Meeting

Apr. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), the world leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty-Multi-Wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), will demonstrate innovative, new CNT inks and nano fabrics at the 2010 Material Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting, April 5-9 at the Moscone West and San Francisco Marriott. (Booth #526).

SWeNT Receives Innovation Award for Carbon Nanotubes

Mar. 2010- SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT) has received the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2010 North American Technology Innovation Award in Carbon Nanotubes.  The company was honored with this highly coveted award for its innovative CoMoCAT® nanotube production process by this global research organization, which monitors more than 300 industries and 250,000 companies with more than ...

Metal-Catalyst-Free CVD Synthesis of Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

Jan. 2010- There are several advantages to metal-catalyst-free Carbon nanotubes, from use in a broader range of applications to easier purification, mitigated toxicity concerns, and lower prices of pure CNT materials. Synthesis of single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNT) on non-metallic catalysts, as recently carried out by Liu B. et al. and Huang S. et al., demonstrates that one could generalize standard ...

Stanford University Responds to California's DTSC Data Call-In for Carbon Nanotubes

Jan. 2010- In late December 2009, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) received the first response1 to its January 22, 2009 information request regarding carbon nanotubes2. The original request targeted 26 purported California manufacturers and/or importers of carbon nanotubes3.

$6.5 Million NIST TIP Award For Low-Cost, High-Quality Metallic and Semiconducting SWCNT Inks

Dec. 2009- Brewer Science, ® Inc., and SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), announced that they have received a $6.5M award under NIST’s Technology Innovation Program (TIP). The funding is in support of research and development programs that focus upon methodologies to attain the cost-effective production of high-purity, high-quality metallic and semiconducting carbon nanotube (CNT) inks. ...

Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistors—Ready for Prime Time?

Dec. 2009- Thin film transistors (TFT) have gained interest as switching devices for large area displays and, more recently, for a range of large area flexible substrate applications. While much TFT development has focused on amorphous silicon, the expensive vacuum processing and low carrier mobility associated with these systems have prompted researchers to explore alternative materials. Organic TFTs, for ...

Nanomaterial Enabled Conductive Paper: A New Paradigm for Flexible Electronics and Energy Storage

Dec. 2009- While nanostructured materials combined with emerging nanomanufacturing processes are advancing the next generation of displays, e-paper, renewable energy, and energy storage devices, the predominant technologies have employed scaled processes on flexible substrates facilitated by roll-to-roll platforms. Recently, a group of researchers at Stanford University have taken this concept one step ...

Porifera Wins Prestigious ARPA-E Grant

Dec. 2009- Porifera led team will develop carbon nanotube membranes for energy efficient carbon capture.  The research and development will be funded by the newly formed Advanced Research Project Agency – Energy. ARPA-E will fund development of carbon nanotube membranes with fluxes up to 100x higher than the conventional membranes.

Better Control of Carbon Nanotube Growth Promising for Future Electronics

Oct. 2009- Researchers have overcome a major obstacle in efforts to use tiny structures called carbon nanotubes to create a new class of electronics that would be faster and smaller than conventional silicon-based transistors. Carbon nanotubes, which were discovered in the early 1990s, could make possible more powerful, compact and energy-efficient computers, as well as ultra-thin "nanowires" for ...

New Technique for Easy CNT Integration with Semiconductor Manufacturing Processes

Sep. 2009- A simple enough manufacturing process could enable carbon nanotubes to replace the vertical wires in chips, permitting denser packing of circuits.

CNano Technology Recieved EPA Approval for Carbon Nanotubes

Aug. 2009- CNano Technology Limited (CNano) announced that it has received regulatory approval from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) through its subsidiary in the USA.

Researchers Make Carbon Nanotubes without Metal Catalyst

Aug. 2009- MIT: Carbon nanotubes - tiny, rolled-up tubes of graphite - promise to add speed to electronic circuits and strength to materials like carbon composites, used in airplanes and racecars. A major problem, however, is that the metals used to grow nanotubes react unfavorably with materials found in circuits and composites. But now, researchers at MIT have for the first time shown that nanotubes can ...

Integrating Nanotube-Based NEMS into Large Scale MEMS

Jul. 2009- Nanowerk: The fundamental issue of large-scale carbon nanotube (CNT) device fabrication remains the biggest challenge for effective commercialization of CNT-based nanoelectronic devices. For CNT electronics to become a reality requires manufacturing techniques to simultaneously and reproducibly fabricate a very large number of such devices on a single chip, each accessible individually for ...

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. Garners $3 Million Investment for Carbon Nanotube Products

Jul. 2009- Press Release: SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a leading developer and manufacturer of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes and Specialty Multiwall Nanotubes will receive up to a $3 million equity infusion from the Insight Technology Capital Partners, LP, (Insight) a Growth Capital Fund based in Troy, Michigan.

Carbon Nanotube Sheets for Artificial Muscles

Apr. 2009- Aliev et. al. describe an investigation of carbon nanotube aerogels exhibiting giant-stroke, superelastic properties. Their aerogel sheets exhibit behavior similar to low-modulus rubbers when stretched in sheet width direction by factors up to 300% thereby making this material an ideal candidate for large stroke actuation. 

From Tubes to Ribbons: A Novel, Bulk Process

Apr. 2009- National Nanomanufacturing Network: Take a carbon nanotube, split it down the middle and flatten it: what do you get? A graphene nanoribbon. While graphene itself is a material known for its strength and conductivity--as flat sheets of linked carbon--narrow ribbons of graphene can channel electrons length-wise, turning the the graphene into a semiconductor.

Controlled Ultrathin Films of Carbon Nanotubes for Electrochemical Applications

Apr. 2009- Lee and colleagues report a process to incorporate functionalized multi-wall carbon nanotubes into highly tunable thin films using Layer-by-layer assembly.    

Wafer-scale Fabrication of CMOS Logic by Aligned Arrays of Single-wall Carbon Nanotubes

Mar. 2009- Ryu and colleagues report the fabrication of SWNT integrated circuits over a large area (4” wafer) and with superior performance using a horizontal array of aligned, non-overlapping nanotubes with lithographically patterned electrical contacts for a group of nanotubes.  

Direct Printing of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes by Pattern Transfer

Mar. 2009- With a relatively simple technique, Im and colleagues  demonstrate the preparation of aligned single wall CNTs over large surface areas.  

Nanomaterials Regulations: Balancing Insight with Oversight

Feb. 2009- Emerging nanomaterials and nano-enabled consumer products are projected to have a significant, global impact on future economic, societal, and quality-of-life issues. The field of nanotechnology in general—and nanomanufacturing processes and nanomanufactured materials in particular—present a new regulatory paradigm for commercial sectors, academics, and government oversight and ...

Nanomaterials Regulations: Balancing Insight with Oversight

Feb. 2009- Emerging nanomaterials and nano-enabled consumer products are projected to have a significant, global impact on future economic, societal, and quality-of-life issues. The field of nanotechnology in general—and nanomanufacturing processes and nanomanufactured materials in particular—present a new regulatory paradigm for commercial sectors, academics, and government oversight and ...

Template Guided Fluidic Assembly Process Mechanisms Characterized

Jan. 2009- Jaber-Ansari and colleagues characterize the role of surface properties for the assembly and control of SWNT architectures providing a potential basis for wafer-scale manufacturing of SWNTs for a range of emerging devices, systems, and applications.  

Large Scale Production Technique for Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes

Jan. 2009- Gao, et. al., report a versatile, one-step process technology for producing f-CNTs based on nitrene chemistry. 

Enhanced Mass Transport in Carbon Nanotubes

Dec. 2008- Researchers experimentally demonstrate fast mass transport through a specially fabricated, sub-2-nanometer carbon nanotube filter.  

Thomas Swan & Company Receives First Pre-Manufacturing Notices for SWNT & MWNT

Nov. 2008- Press Release: Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. has announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted an approval for manufacture and sale of the company’s high-purity Elicarb SW single-walled carbon nanotube product following a comprehensive review with the specialist manufacturer.

Directed Assembly of Carbon Nanotubes: Facilitating Seamless Integration with Future Generation Nanoelectronics

Nov. 2008- Researchers at Northeastern University report a scalable method for directed assembly of single-wall carbon nanotubes at ambient temperatures for application with integrated circuits.  

A New Spring for Carbon Nanotubes

Sep. 2008- Clemson University and the University of California San Diego: A team of researchers from Clemson University and the University of California has developed a novel one-step process for creating coiled carbon nanotubes and nanowires.

Induction of mesothelioma in p53+/- mouse by intraperitoneal application of multi-wall carbon nanotubes

Sep. 2008- This study reported that p53 heterozygous mice developed and died from peritoneal mesothelioma approximately 144 days following a single intraperitoneal injection of multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) but not after treatment with fullerenes. The authors concluded that it would be prudent to implement strategies to keep good control of exposure to fibrous or rod-shaped carbon materials in the ...

UIUC Researchers Advance Flexible Electronics

Aug. 2008-  University of Illinois Urbana Champaign: Reseachers affiliated with Nano-CEMMS at UIUC and Purdue University have created high-performance Nanonet circuits with many potential areas of application in electronics.

Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing in the News

May. 2008-  National Nanomanufacturing Network: The Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, one of four NSF-funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers in the country that focuses on manufacturing, has recently been highlighted in Small Times for the innovative nanoscale assembly techniques it is developing.

A Window of Opportunity: Designing Carbon Nanomaterials for Environmental Safety and Health

Apr. 2008- The nanotechnology movement has been given a unique "window of opportunity" to systematically investigate the toxicity of nanotechnology products and to develop ways to manage health risks before large scale manufacturing becomes widespread.  

Nanomaterial Health Effects

Aug. 2007- It is uncertain if engineered nanomaterials may be toxic to cells and organisms, due to their extremely small nature (Less than 100 nanometers); therefore, it is necessary to develop and implement relevant regulations for public health policy. 

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America Competes Reauthorization Fosters Nanomanufacturing Research, Innovation, and Public-Private Partnerships

The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (COMPETES) Reauthorization Act of 2010 (America Competes Act -H.R. 5116) recently signed into law has extended the oversight activities of several government agencies to coordinate appropriations and expenditures made in several areas aimed to bolster U.S. competitiveness in science and ...

CMOS-Analogous Wafer-Scale Nanotube-on-Insulator Approach for Submicrometer Devices and Integrated Circuits Using Aligned Nanotubes

Massive aligned carbon nanotubes hold great potential but also face significant integration/assembly challenges for future beyond-silicon nanoelectronics. We report a wafer-scale processing of aligned nanotube devices and integrated circuits, including progress on essential technological components such as wafer-scale synthesis of aligned nanotubes, wafer-scale transfer of nanotubes to silicon ...

Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Transistors Based on Aerosol Methods

We demonstrate a fabrication method for high-performance field-effect transistors (FETs) based on dry-processed random single-walled carbon nanotube networks (CNTNs) deposited at room temperature. This method is an advantageous alternative to solution-processed and direct CVD grown CNTN FETs, which allows using various substrate materials, including heat-intolerant plastic substrates, and enables ...

Carbon Nanotube Thin Film TransistorsReady for Prime Time?

Recent efforts to synthesize carbon nanotube networks in a transistor integration strategy have shown significant promise as an alternative technology for large area TFT applications. With new knowledge of necessary process control mechanisms and carbon nanotube network properties, these approaches use solution-based assembly techniques to achieve specific device parameters by design and have ...

Carbon Nanotubes Introduced into the Abdominal Cavity of Mice Show Asbestos-like Pathogenicity in a Pilot Study

Carbon nanotubes have distinctive characteristics, but their needle-like fibre shape has been compared to asbestos, raising concerns that widespread use of carbon nanotubes may lead to mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of the lungs caused by exposure to asbestos. Here we show that exposing the mesothelial lining of the body cavity of mice, as a surrogate for the mesothelial lining of the chest ...

CdSe Quantum Dots Anchored on TiO2and Carbon Nanotubes: 1D Architectures as Scaffolds to Improve the Efficiency of Solar Cells

Environmentally friendly energy resources are needed to meet our clean energy demand. Semiconductor nanoparticle and nanotube assemblies provide new ways to develop next generation solar cells.[1-4]. Of particular interest is the nanowire/nanotube architecture which can significantly improve the efficiency of nanostructure based solar cells. We have now developed quantum dot solar cells by ...

Challenges Remain for Effective Growth of Nanotechnology Enabled Products

According to conclusions from the recent report by the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) the $12B NNI investment in nanotechnology since 2001 has provided a catalytic and substantial impact. Yet, with this positive assessment, significant challenges remain in order to stimulate sustainable economic impact and growth through commercialization of nanotechnologies. ...

Coaxial MnO2/Carbon Nanotube Array Electrodes for High-Performance Lithium Batteries

Coaxial manganese oxide/carbon nanotube (CNT) arrays deposited inside porous alumina templates were used as cathodes in a lithium battery. Excellent cyclic stability and capacity of MnO2/CNT coaxial nanotube electrodes resulted from the hybrid nature of the electrodes with improved electronic conductivity and dual mechanism of lithium storage. The reversible capacity of the battery was increased ...

Commercialization of Carbon Nanotube Materials for Coatings and Composites

SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT) is the leading manufacturer of Single-wall and Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) in North America. SWeNT was founded in 2001 to commercialize breakthrough CNT manufacturing technology invented by Professor Daniel Resasco at the University of Oklahoma. This patented CoMoCAT process (23 issued patents) enables superior control of CNT structure ...

Comparison of analog and digital nanosystems: Issues for the nano-architect

Improvements in manufacturing and assembly of novel devices such as the carbon nanotube (CNT) and semiconductor nanowires has led to the exploration of new nano-architectures utilizing such devices for applications such as general purpose computing, image processing etc. This paper discusses different possible nanoscale implementations of cellular neural networks (CNN). It is seen that while an ...

Congressional Subcommittee Explores Impact and Economic Benefits of National Nanotechnology Initiative

This month, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education held a hearing, entitled "Nanotechnology: Oversight of the National Nanotechnology Initiative and Priorities for the Future", to assess the impact of the federal government's investment in the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI). In doing so the subcommittee heard key testimony from industry ...

Diameter Selective Growth of Vertically Aligned Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Study on Their Growth Mechanism

Diameter controlled vertically aligned single walled carbon nanotubes (VA-SWNTs) were synthesized by controlling flow rate of carbon source and dimension of catalyst nanoparticles. The large scale structural analysis demonstrating spatial distribution of SWNT diameters was conducted by a newly developed Raman Radial Breathing Mode (RBM) mapping technique. Also we investigated the fundamental ...

Economic assessment of single-walled carbon nanotube processes

The carbon nanotube market is steadily growing and projected to reach $1.9 billion by 2010. This study examines the economics of manufacturing single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNT) using process-based cost models developed for arc, CVD, and HiPco processes. Using assumed input parameters, manufacturing costs are calculated for 1 g SWNT for arc, CVD, and HiPco, totaling $1,906, $1,706, and $485, ...

Electrochemical Synthesis of CdSe Quantum-Dot Arrays on a Graphene Basal Plane Using Mesoporous Silica Thin-Film Templates

A mesoporous silica film acts as a template and a potential equalizer between the edge/defect sites and the basal plane of a graphene sheet. Using an electrochemical deposition method of CdSe on these graphene sheets covered with a silica film results in CdSe quantum dots that are evenly distributed in regular hexagonal arrays (see figure).

Emerging Nanomanufacturing Techniques Included on Industry Roadmaps

Significant challenges exist for nanomanufacturing processes to gain acceptance within various industries, due in part to a mature infrastructure and supply chain, as well as potentially high capital expenses for technologies that might supplant existing tools and processes. While these issues are present in most sectors, the semiconductor industry is an prime example of an area where critical ...

Environmental Assessment of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Processes

The environmental assessment of nanomanufacturing during the initial process design phase should lead to the development of competitive, safe, and environmentally responsible engineering and commercialization. Given the potential benefits and concerns regarding the use of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs), three SWNT production processes have been investigated to assess their associated ...

Fast Mass Transport Through Sub-2-Nanometer Carbon Nanotubes

We report gas and water flow measurements through microfabricated membranes in which aligned carbon nanotubes with diameters of less than 2 nanometers serve as pores. The measured gas flow exceeds predictions of the Knudsen diffusion model by more than an order of magnitude. The measured water flow exceeds values calculated from continuum hydrodynamics models by more than three orders of ...

Giant-Stroke, Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles

Improved electrically powered artificial muscles are needed for generating force, moving objects, and accomplishing work. Carbon nanotube aerogel sheets are the sole component of new artificial muscles that provide giant elongations and elongation rates of 220% and (3.7 x 104)% per second, respectively, at operating temperatures from 80 to 1900 kelvin. These solid-statefabricated sheets are ...

Heat Generation and Transport in Nanometer-Scale Transistors

As transistor gate lengths are scaled towards the 10-nm range, thermal device design is becoming an important part of microprocessor engineering. Decreasing dimensions lead to nanometer-scale hot spots in the transistor drain region, which may increase the drain series and source injection electrical resistances. Such trends are accelerated by the introduction of novel materials and ...

Hydrogenation of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Using Polyamine Reagents: Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study

We combine experimental observations with ab initio calculations to study the reversible hydrogenation of single-wall carbon nanotubes using high boiling polyamines as hydrogenation reagents. Our calculations characterize the nature of the adsorption bond and identify preferential adsorption geometries at different coverages. We find the barrier for sigmatropic rearrangement of chemisorbed ...

Induction of mesothelioma in p53+/? mouse by intraperitoneal application of multi-wall carbon nanotube

Nanomaterials of carbon origin tend to form various shapes of particles in micrometer dimensions. Among them, multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) form fibrous or rod-shaped particles of length around 10 to 20 micrometers with an aspect ratio of more than three. Fibrous particles of this dimension including asbestos and some man-made fibers are reported to be carcinogenic, typically inducing ...

Informing Selection of Nanomaterial Concentrations for ToxCast In Vitro Testing based on Occupational Exposure Potential

Background: Little justification is generally provided for selection of in vitro assay testing concentrations for engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Selection of concentration levels for hazard evaluation based on real-world exposure scenarios is desirable. Objectives: Our goal is to use estimates of lung deposition following occupational exposure to nanomaterials to recommend in vitro testing ...

International Assessment of Research and Development of Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing and Applications

World Technology Evaluation Center report on Carbon Nanotube Manufacturing and Applications, sponsored by the NSF, ONR, NIBIB, and NIST

Layer-by-Layer Assembly of All Carbon Nanotube Ultrathin Films for Electrochemical Applications

All multiwall carbon nanotube (MWNT) thin films are created by layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly of surface functionalized MWNTs. Negatively and positively charged MWNTs were prepared by surface functionalization, allowing the incorporation of MWNTs into highly tunable thin films via the LBL technique. The pH dependent surface charge on the MWNTs gives this system the unique characteristics of LBL ...

Mechanical and electrical evaluation of parylene-C encapsulated carbon nanotube networks on a flexible substrate

Carbon nanotube networks are an emerging conductive nanomaterial with applications including thin film transistors, interconnects, and sensors. In this letter, we demonstrate the fabrication of single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) networks on a flexible polymer substrate and then provide encapsulation utilizing a thin parylene-C layer. The encapsulated SWNT network was subjected to tensile tests ...

Mechanism of Very Large Scale Assembly of SWNTs in Template Guided Fluidic Assembly Process

Very large scale patterned single-walled carbon nanotube (SWNT) networks were fabricated using a newly developed template guided fluidic assembly process. A mechanism for SWNT assembly and their control is described here. To maximize the directed assembly efficiency of SWNTs toward a wafer level SWNT deposition, Si or SiO2 substrate was pretreated with precisely controlled SF6, O2, and Ar plasma. ...

Mechanism of fullerene hydrogenation by polyamines: Ab initio density functional calculations

We use ab initio density functional calculations to study the microscopic mechanism underlying the recently demonstrated hydrogenation of the C60 fullerene by diethylenetriamine reagent. Our results indicate that the optimal monoaddition reaction is exothermic, involving an ?0.5?eV high activation barrier associated with the simultaneous docking of the polyamine functional group and H transfer to ...

Metal-Catalyst-Free Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

We present a metal-catalyst-free CVD process for the high-efficiency growth of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) on surface. By applying a 30-nm-thick SiO2 sputtering deposited Si or Si/SiO2 wafer as substrate and CH4 as a carbon source, dense and uniform SWNT networks with high quality can be obtained without the presence of any metal species. Moreover, a simple patterned growth approach, ...

Metal-Catalyst-Free Growth of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes on Substrates

In this communication, we have demonstrated that SiO2 nanoparticles can be generated by simply scratching the quartz or silicon wafer with a SiO2 layer and confirmed it to be active for the growth of SWNTs for the first time. Furthermore, the SWNTs from SiO2 has a much narrower size distribution. This may open a way to control the diameter of the SWNTs. More importantly, our work has found a ...

Modeling the destruction of realistic nanotube emitters: Relative role of charging and temperature

To discriminate between the effect of charge and temperature as the main cause of structural changes in nanotube-based field-electron emitters, we performed molecular dynamics simulations of charged single- and multiwall carbon nanotubes under realistic conditions. Our results indicate that cap-terminated nanotubes disintegrate abruptly under critical emission conditions. Disintegration, ...

NIST TIP Invests in Nanomanufacturing

The U.S. Commerce Departments National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced in December 2009 over $31 million in funding through its Technology Innovation Program (TIP) for nine new cost-sharing projects that will support innovative, high-risk research in novel nanomaterials or nanomanufacturing technologies that address critical national needs. Also: Metal-Catalyst-Free CVD ...

NNN Partners with NanoBusiness and Commercialization Association for Nanomanufacturing Summit 2011

As the focus on fundamental science and knowledge over the past decade has now begun to produce dividends demonstrated by the number of nanotechnology-enabled products and market growth, nanomanufacturing remains the essential bridge between the discoveries of the nanosciences and the commercialization of nanotechnologies. Nanomanufacturing, defined as the controllable manipulation of materials ...

Nano/bio Integrations for Biosensing and Drug Delivery

I would like to share my research interests focusing on nano/bio integrations for biosensing and drug delivery. For biosensing, I employ systems made of lipid vesicles that spontaneously fuse and assemble into a lipid bilayer on spherical silica. The supported lipid bilayers (SLBs) maintain characteristics of biological membranes, and are thus considered to be biomembrane mimetic systems that are ...

Nanoinformatics 2011 Supports Updated NNI EHS Research Strategy

The responsible development of nanotechnology has an impact across essentially all economic sectors, including advanced manufacturing. As core research areas of the recently released 2011 National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Research Strategy include a nanomaterials measurement infrastructure, as well as informatics and modeling, it has become evident ...

Nanomanufacturing 2010: A Review of Events and Milestones

The past year has been very exciting as we have witnessed the establishment of several nanomanufacturing methods within industry roadmaps, along with numerous companies moving closer to commercial viability of nano-enabled products. This comes in a timely fashion as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), which has catapulted the U.S. to a global ...

Nanomanufacturing Testbeds: Unique Opportunities for Industrial-Academic-Government Collaborations

Testbeds provide a critical platform to bridge the gap between laboratory innovation and product implementation and to better understand the financial and societal benefits provided therein. Over the coming months the NNN plans to highlight testbed programs around the United States, providing an overview of the goals, strategy, and outcomes of each. Also: From Tubes to Ribbons: A Novel, Bulk ...

Nanotechnology Applications to Desalination: A Report for the Joint Water Reuse & Desalination Task Force

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology methods have been an integral part of international research over the past decade. Because many traditional water treatment technologies (e.g. membrane filtration, biofouling, scale inhibition, etc.) depend on nanoscale processes, it is reasonable to expect one outcome of nanotechnology research to be better, nano-engineered water treatment approaches. The most ...

National Nanotechnology Strategic Plan Providing Future Roadmap for Nanotechnology Innovations

The federal government has recently posted two reports online to share with the stakeholders in the nanoscience community. The first report, titled "Nanotechnology Research Directions for Societal Needs in 2020 " or Nano2, is the international long-term view, providing a retrospective of the last ten years (2000-2010) and vision for the next ten years (2011-2020). Using the Nano2 Report as input, ...

New Challenges Face Nanotechnology Investments to Simultaneously Stimulate Research and Innovation

At a time when both public and private stakeholders are evaluating the impact of the last decades' investments in nanotechnology research and development, numerous indicators provide a positive outlook for both short and long term strategies for future investments. The indicators and data providing a positive outlook for increased future opportunities are predominantly derived from the recent ...

Placement and orientation of individual DNA shapes on lithographically patterned surfaces

Artificial DNA nanostructures show promise for the organization of functional materials to create nanoelectronic5 or nano-optical devices. DNA origami, in which a long single strand of DNA is folded into a shape using shorter staple strands can display 6-nm-resolution patterns of binding sites, in principle allowing complex arrangements of carbon nanotubes, silicon nanowires, or quantum dots. ...

Printable, Novel Carbon Nanotube Inks with V2V Technology

CHASM Technologies has developed and demonstrated novel printable carbon nanotube (CNT) inks. The novel inks use V2V (Viscous-2-Vanishing) Technology, a patent-pending technique, to achieve a high concentration CNT (1 g/L) ink that can be easily screen or roll printed in a single pass to achieve high conductivity. Commercial CNT inks with V2V technology, from SouthWest NanoTechnologies ...

Printed, Sub-3V Digital Circuits on Plastic from Aqueous Carbon Nanotube Inks

Printing electronic components on plastic foils with functional liquid inks is an attractive approach for achieving flexible and low-cost circuitry for applications such as bendable displays and large-area sensors. The challenges for printed electronics, however, include characteristically slow switching frequencies and associated high supply voltages, which together impede widespread ...

Scalable Functional Group Engineering of Carbon Nanotubes by Improved One-Step Nitrene Chemistry

A facile, green, low cost and efficient one-step technology to synthesize highly dispersible functional single-walled and multiwalled carbon nanotubes (f-SWNTs and f-MWNTs) up to supergrams is reported. Large-scale (up to hundreds of grams) synthesis of functional azides was developed at first, and various reactive groups (i.e., ?OH, ?NH2, ?COOH, and ?Br) were then introduced onto the convex ...

Temperature-dependent wettability on a titanium dioxide surface

Controlling surface wettability, expressed in terms of contact angle, is a significant issue in nanotechnology. In this paper, through extensive molecular dynamics simulations, we show that the contact angle of water droplet on a TiO2 surface is considerably influenced by the temperature variations, i.e. as the temperature increases, the contact angle decreases and the surface becomes more ...

The NanoBusiness Conference 2009

The National Nanomanufacturing Network will be exhibiting at the 8th Annual NanoBusiness Conference being held this year at McCormick Place in Chicago from September 8 - 10. With a list of over 70 speakers representing companies such as Applied Materials, CombiMatrix Corp., Hydropoint, Lux esearch, and NanoPore, the conference promises to be a very exciting event and excellent networking ...

Transforming Carbon Nanotubes by Silylation: An Ab Initio Study

We use ab initio density functional calculations to study the chemical functionalization of single-wall carbon nanotubes and graphene monolayers by silyl (SiH3) radicals and hydrogen. We find that silyl radicals form strong covalent bonds with graphene and nanotube walls, causing local structural relaxations that enhance the sp3 character of these graphitic nanostructures. Silylation transforms ...

Transparent Electronics Based on Transfer Printed Aligned Carbon Nanotubes on Rigid and Flexible Substrates

We report high-performance fully transparent thin-film transistors (TTFTs) on both rigid and flexible substrates with transfer printed aligned nanotubes as the active channel and indium?tin oxide as the source, drain, and gate electrodes. Such transistors have been fabricated through low-temperature processing, which allowed device fabrication even on flexible substrates. Transparent transistors ...

Organizations

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AIXTRON Inc.

AIXTRON Inc.

AIXTRON's product portfolio includes equipment based on AIXTRON-Nanoinstruments "Black Magic" technology. These fully automatic systems can operate in both, thermal CVD and plasma enhanced CVD modes. This is highly important for carbon nanomaterials as it enables our equipment to produce virtually all variations and morphologies of carbon nanotubes, nanofibers and graphene. For the ...

Aneeve Nanotechnologies LLC

Aneeve Nanotechnologies LLC

UCLA California NanoSystems Institute
Aneeve Nanotechnologies is a startup company spun-out of UCLA and USC developing nano enabled “carbon” electronics to bridge the gap between emerging and traditional technologies. The company was founded in 2007 by supplying pristinely aligned carbon to Northrop Grumman for high performance RF device applications. Aneeve is currently based on campus at ...

Angstron Materials

Angstron Materials

Angstron is the first advanced materials company to offer large quantities of ultra-thin, pristine nano-graphene platelets (NGPs). Angstron is also significantly reducing production cost barriers with its high performance nano-graphene solutions. A new 22,000 square foot manufacturing facility, based in Dayton, Ohio, allows our company to continue its research and development efforts while ...

Bayer Material Science LLC

Bayer Material Science LLC

Bayer MaterialScience LLC is one of the leading producers of polymers and high-performance plastics in North America. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life.

Blue Nano, Inc

Blue Nano, Inc

Blue Nano is a nanomaterials manufacturer that develops high quality, cost effective and reliable nano-focused industrial solutions in high volumes. We serve universities, independent research labs and OEM manufacturers in a wide variety of sectors ranging from automotive to energy to healthcare. Our products include silver nanowires, nanoporous noble metal catalysts and various oxide ...

Brewer Science

Brewer Science

Brewer Science is a major innovator of high-technology solutions for the semiconductor/microelectronics markets. The stringent requirements of these markets provide us with opportunities to harness the company's knowledge and creativity to provide the necessary advanced technologies. Our product line encompasses chemicals such as anti-reflective coatings and optoelectronic and MEMS ...

Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd

Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology Ltd

The Cambridge Nanomaterials Technology (CNT) Ltd is a nanomaterials innovation, management and technology consulting company based in Cambridge, England. The CNT Ltd helps companies, universities and government institutions to develop nanomaterials related technology, products, R&D strategy and partnership, intellectual property and market strategies, training and funding. The CNT ...

Carbon Design Innovations, Inc.

Carbon Design Innovations, Inc.

If your AFM data is important to you, put your trust in Carbon Design Innovations. We're experts in the production of carbon nanotube AFM probes, sensors and array devices. What sets us apart is our team and the unique technology we employ in our state-of-the-art nanofabrication facility. Our ability to provide the right probe for the task is extremely valuable to customers who are ...

Cheap Tubes, Inc.

Cheap Tubes, Inc.

Located in Vermont, Cheap Tubes is the leading importer of Carbon Nanotubes. Cheap Tubes' analysis capabilities include SEM, TEM, I/R Spectroscopy, and Thermo Gravimetric Analysis. Cheap Tubes is working diligently to attain our desired position as the highest volume, lowest cost, supplier of high quality CNT

CNano Technology

CNano Technology

CNano is a nano-material company that manufactures and develops carbon nanotubes for advanced energy, especially Li-ion battery, conductive plastic and structural applications. With exclusively license of patented technology developed by Tsinghua University, we have extended the technology through our own proprietary innovations for mass production of carbon nanotubes. Furthermore, CNano ...

Continental Carbon

Continental Carbon

Continental Carbon Company's recent developments in flame and catalyst technology are leading to a new product line of multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWNTs). CCC's unique, metal-free catalyst synthesis offers a continuous process for the commercial production of high quality multiwall carbon nanotubes. CCC's mission is to be a quality conscious, ethical, and preferred developer, manufacturer, ...

CurTran LLC

CurTran LLC

CurTran LLC was formed for one purpose. To industrialize the production of Double Wall Carbon Nanotubes in wire form to be a direct replacement for metallic conductors in wire and cable applications. CurTran was formed in 2011 by industrial manufacturing, engineering and research organizations. An industrialization plan was defined, customer and industry partners engaged, the ...

Eikos, Inc.

Eikos, Inc.

Eikos, Inc. is a developer and manufacturer of highly transparent carbon nanotube inks for conductive coatings and circuits for use in solar cells, flat panel displays, OLED lighting, smart windows and other established markets. Eikos' patented invisicon transparent conductors ('nanowires') will enable high volume, low cost production of a thinner, more flexible and more durable conductive ...

First Nano, a division of CVD Equipment Corporation

First Nano, a division of CVD Equipment Corporation

First Nano manufactures turnkey thermal CVD & PECVD systems to meet the research & production needs in nanotechnology, solar, semiconductor and MEMS industries.

Grafen Chemical Industries Co.

Grafen Chemical Industries Co.

Grafen Chemical Industries (Grafen Co.) is a leader in the fabrication and application of carbon nanomaterials, novel family of broad range of materials with miraculous electrical, mechanical, chemical and thermal properties. Products offered by Grafen Co. include advanced carbon nanomaterials, particularly graphene and carbon nanotubes, as well as cutting-edge technologies based on carbon ...

Haydale Ltd.

Haydale Ltd.

Swansea University
Haydale, a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovative Carbon Limited, is a global leader in facilitating the commercial application of graphenes. Haydale’s patented “Split Plasma” technology is a scalable and environmentally friendly method of producing high quality graphenes. Haydale’s HDPlas™ graphenes are currently supplied to over 100 leading research institutions ...

Ingsman Energy and Fuel Cell Research Organization Private Limited

Ingsman Energy and Fuel Cell Research Organization Private Limited

Ingsman Energy and Fuel cell Research Organization (IEFRO) has been seeded into the research community to reach the highest limits of the fuel cell performances.

Interface Engineering Lab

Interface Engineering Lab

Northeastern University

Mechartes Researchers Pvt. Ltd.

Mechartes Researchers Pvt. Ltd.

CFD Simulations
Simulation services company, providing advanced CFD services using OpenFOAM solver. Incubated at Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) by alumni and professors of IIT Delhi.

Nano Engineered Applications, Inc.

Nano Engineered Applications, Inc.

Nano Engineered Applications, Inc. (NEA) is focused on commercializing patent pending, air-borne chemical detection technology. With NEA’s cost-effective and scalable fabrication techniques, this research advancement can be transformed into portable devices that detect minute quantities of harmful air-borne substances. NEA concentrates on addressing the critical chemical and gas-detection ...

Nanocomp Technologies Inc.

Nanocomp Technologies Inc.

Nanocomp Technologies Inc (NCTI), based in Concord, NH, was formed in 2004 as a spin-out of Synergy Innovations, Inc., a technology development company. NCTI’s vision is to leverage its proprietary and fundamental advancements in the production of long carbon nanotubes together with a unique ability to fabricate them into physically strong, lightweight, electrically and thermally conductive ...

NanoLab, Inc.

NanoLab, Inc.

Nanolab, Inc is a private company categorized under Carbon Specialties for Electrical Use. We manufacture carbon nanotubes and develop nanoscale devices. NanoLab was founded in January 2000. The company is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts (was in Newton, Massachusetts).

NanoPower Research Labs

NanoPower Research Labs

Rochester Institute of Technology
The NanoPower Research Labs (NPRL) at RIT are dedicated to the development of new materials and devices for power generation and storage for microelectronic components and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). The NPRL’s focus is to develop the materials and devices that are compatible with the current needs of a wide variety of microsystem technologies by ...

NanoSelect, Inc.

NanoSelect, Inc.

NanoSelect is a nanotechnology company developing chemical and biological sensors to monitor the quality and safety of our municipal water supply systems. Nanotechnology serves as the platform for the Company's sensors, which offers a breakthrough in capabilities over state-of-the-art products. The Company's technology stems from the research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania's ...

Nanoshell LLC

Nanoshell LLC

NANOSHEL™ is a listed Suplier on the INSCX Excange, UK . We cater all the bulk Supplies Starting from Ton Quantities and upwards through the exchange. Integrated Nano-Science & Commodity Exchange (INSCX exchange) is a formal commodity exchange trading platform devoted to the structured physical trade of a wide range of Thematic Class Materials (TCMs) including nanomaterials, advanced ...

Nantero, Inc.

Nantero, Inc.

Nantero is a nanotechnology company using carbon nanotubes for the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. These devices include memory, logic, and other semiconductor products.

Natcore Technology

Natcore Technology

Natcore Technology, Inc. provides a technology for the growth of thin and thick films of dielectric and semiconductor materials. Its technology controls the growth of thin and thick films of silicon dioxides and mixed silicon oxides on silicon and other substrates using non-vacuum and room temperature processes. The company also offers a paradigm-shifting technology to solar cell ...

NEW Techs

NEW Techs

Nano Enhanced Wholesale Technologies, LLC.
All The Support You Need From Concept To Production With Carbon/Graphene Nano Materials. Nano Graphene Platelets (NGP), Carbon Nano Tubes (CNT), Carbon Nano Fibers (CNF)

Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility

Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility

University of Notre Dame
The Notre Dame Nanofabrication Facility provides a comprehensive suite of state-of-the-art equipment for designing and manufacturing integrated circuits and devices with geometries of a few nanometers. NDNF researchers—which include internal and external academic and corporate clients—explore a wide range of materials and processes, including silicon-related ...

Order Disorder Phenomena Laboratory

Order Disorder Phenomena Laboratory

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Oregon Signature Research Center
ONAMI is Oregon’s first ‘Signature Research Center’ and a multi-level collaboration among Oregon’s research universities, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and industry in the “Silicon Forest” high-tech cluster that is home to the world’s leading semiconductor, MEMS, nanotechnology tools and ...

Porifera

Porifera

Porifera Inc. was founded with the goal of developing membranes with vastly superior permeability, durability, and selectivity for water purification and other applications such as carbon sequestration. Our vision is to use carbon nanotubes to improve membrane performance, enabling affordable and plentiful fresh drinking water worldwide. Our R&D team includes scientists and engineers with ...

PureLux, Inc

PureLux, Inc

PureLux is a spin-out from the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University focused on commercializing next generation light sources that are 10 times more efficient than incandescents and 3 times more efficient than fluorescents. PureLux was founded in March 2007 and is located in the Piedmont Triad Research Park in Winston Salem. PureLux retains a worldwide ...

Redex Nanolabs

Redex Nanolabs

Redex Nano Labs is an independent and indigenous manufacturer of Multiwall Carbon Nano Tube (MWCNT), Graphene Oxide,Reduced Graphene Oxide & Graphene and the variant dispersions of MWCNT and Graphene with different functional groups. We are preparing MWCNT & Graphene through Chemical and CVD route with the purity >95% up to 99% (recommended). We are having our own Patent Pending Method for ...

SonoPlot, Inc.

SonoPlot, Inc.

SonoPlot's Microplotter instruments let you print materials for microelectronics or biological spotting. The novel ultrasonic technology used in these instruments allows for materials like nanometallic silver, carbon nanotubes, DNA, and proteins to be printed in microscale spots, lines, or other shapes.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT) produces carbon nanotubes using the patented CoMoCAT® catalytic method in fluidized bed reactors. This results in selective synthesis of single-wall carbon nanotubes and remarkable control of diameter, chirality and purity. Additionally, SWeNT offers small diameter, few wall CNT for bulk applications such as conductive polymer composites. The mission ...

Swan Chemical Inc.

Swan Chemical Inc.

Our Advanced Materials division is dedicated to the supply of high performance materials which deliver value for our customers in new and emerging markets, from printable electronics, memory devices and energy storage to advanced coating and composite systems. Supplier of purified SWNT's and MWNT's.

Unidym, Inc.

Unidym, Inc.

Unidym is a leader in the manufacture and application of carbon nanotube (CNT) based ink and conductive film products and CNTs, a novel material with extraordinary electrical, mechanical, chemical, and thermal properties. Unidym provides CNT-enabled products, specialized CNT materials, and intellectual property to a wide range of customers and business partners.

XG Sciences, Inc.

XG Sciences, Inc.

XG Sciences manufactures and sells xGnP® brand graphene nanoplatelets and also develops advanced multifunctional materials based on our nanoplatelets. We work with end-users, compounders, universities and research groups to tailor our materials for specific applications.

Xidex Corporation

Xidex Corporation

Xidex manufactures and sells the NanoBot® system, an easy-to-use, highly versatile, user programmable nanomanipulator featuring specialized end-effectors for nanodevice fabrication and testing inside scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) and focused ion beam (FIB) tools. Xidex's Parallel Gas Injection System (PGIS) is available for use with the NanoBot nanomanipulator. Xidex's mission is to ...

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Hyung Gyu Park

Hyung Gyu Park

Center for Meso, Micro and Nanotechnologies
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Haitao Liu

Haitao Liu

Department of Chemisty
Columbia University

Keith Dan Humfeld

Keith Dan Humfeld

The Boeing Company
Phantom Works - Structural Technology

Rajratan Basu

Rajratan Basu

The United States Naval Academy, Department of Physics

Ammar Jangbarwala

Ammar Jangbarwala

Catalyx Nanotech Inc

Ken Bosnick

Ken Bosnick

National Institute for Nanotechnology

Kathiravan Subramanian

Kathiravan Subramanian

Ingsman Energy and Fuel Cell Research Organization Private Limited.

Angela R. Hight Walker

Angela R. Hight Walker

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Jin Ho Kim

Jin Ho Kim

Brown University

David J. Arthur

David J. Arthur

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc.

Madhurima Pandey

Madhurima Pandey

Redex Nano Lab

Processes

Printed, Sub-3V Digital Circuits on Plastic from Aqueous Carbon Nanotube Inks

Printed, Sub-3V Digital Circuits on Plastic from Aqueous Carbon Nanotube Inks

A process for making flexible circuits based on semiconducting carbon nanotube networks and high capacitance ion gel dielectrics through jet printing of liquid inks.

Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterning Via Dry Contact Transfer Printing

Aligned Carbon Nanotube Patterning Via Dry Contact Transfer Printing

The approach of transferring CNT thin films from one surface to another via a soft lithography technique suffers from limited ability to achieve good adhesion of the CNT films to the transferred substrate and imprecise alignment of the CNT patterns. A transfer technique that can be scaled to large area with high throughput processing at low temperature is being reported in this paper, ...