Plasma X

The Building Blocks

Carbon nanotubes.... long, strong, conducting,... add them to plastics or epoxies and make whatever you make better.

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.  

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 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.

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 Figure 2: A 1 mm tall array of carbon nanotubes seen through an optical microscope.

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Figure 3: An array seen after being pulled apart. 

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Figure 4: SEM image of the broken face of a carbon nanotube array.  This image shows the semi-aligned nature of our arrays. 

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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. 

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Figure 6: This figure is higher-resolution image similar to Figure 5 above but the composite is CNT/polyurethane.

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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.