Methods of Carbon Nanotube Production Public Deposited
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- Sponsored by: Lamb, Pamela CCOM 206 -Communication in Engineering-Writing Recognition Award (Winter 2015)
- Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) have shown the potential to change the engineering worldwith their unprecedented strength, stiffness and semiconductive capabilities. However,the production and alignment of masses of high quality nanotubes has provenchallenging at an industrial scale. This paper assesses the effectiveness of the threeleading methods of CNT production in terms of quality, yield, cost and scalability.Chemical Vapour Deposition was found to produce higher quality CNTs at greateryields and lower costs than Arc-discharge or Laser Ablation. By engaging catalysts atthe gas stage of production and utilising well-developed technology, it also has shownthe most potential for large-scale implementation.
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