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Accession Number ADA571081
Title Strong, Light, Multifunctional Fibers of Carbon Nanotubes with Ultrahigh Conductivity.
Publication Date Jan 2013
Media Count 7p
Personal Author C. C. Young D. E. Tsentalovich N. Behabtu O. Kleinerman X. Wang
Abstract Broader applications of carbon nanotubes to real-world problems have largely gone unfulfilled because of difficult material synthesis and laborious processing. We report high-performance multifunctional carbon nanotube (CNT) fibers that combine the specific strength, stiffness, and thermal conductivity of carbon fibers with the specific electrical conductivity of metals. These fibers consist of bulk-grown CNTs and are produced by high-throughput wet spinning, the same process used to produce high-performance industrial fibers. These scalable CNT fibers are positioned for high-value applications, such as aerospace electronics and field emission, and can evolve into engineered materials with broad long-term impact, from consumer electronics to long-range power transmission.
Keywords Annealing
Carbon nanotubes
Chlorosulfonic acid
Cnt(Carbon nanotubes)
Electrical conductivity
Light emitting diodes
Mwnt(Multiwalled carbon nanotubes)
Solid state cnt fibers
Thermal conductivity

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 71I - Fibers & Textiles
49E - Optoelectronic Devices & Systems
46 - Physics
Corporate Author Air Force Research Lab., Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1315
Contract Number FA9550-09-1-0590 FA8650-07-2-5061

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