Plasma X's Carbon Nanotubes
Our carbon nanotubes are semi-aligned meaning they generally go in the same direction but have structure, curves, bends, branches,... they are not a tangled mass so they can be dispersed. This character makes our nanotubes ideal for material applications where increased strength, electrical and thermal conductivity are desired.
Figure 1: This image is 1 mm across and shows consistent nanotube bundles extending across the entire image. These nanotubes were pulled from an array using a simple clear adhesive tape.
Figure 2: A 1 mm tall array of carbon nanotubes seen through an optical microscope.
Figure 3: An array seen after being pulled apart.
Figure 4: SEM image of the broken face of a carbon nanotube array. This image shows the semi-aligned nature of our arrays.
Figure 5: A transmission optical image of a thinly spread epoxy/CNT composite. The dark lines are CNTs. The dark areas are thicker sections of the composite. This composite was made by mixing 2% CNTs into a polyester resin. The electrical resistivity of this composite was measured at 10 ohms-cm. This image is roughly 2mm across. For more information on CNT composites visit our Documents page or contact us directly.
Figure 6: This figure is higher-resolution image similar to Figure 5 above but the composite is CNT/polyurethane.
Figure 7: A short thread of 2% CNT/polyester composite pulled before the resin hardened. The dark lines are CNTs. The polyester resin is transparent in this image. The image size is approximately 500 microns across.