Seeking Expertise or Technology to Create SWCNT Dispersions
To facilitate the ease of use of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) in practical end applications, the company is seeking expertise and/or technologies to create single-walled CNTs (SWCNTs) dispersions in water.
The SWCNT dispersion can be obtained via chemical methods (e.g. formulation of surfactants), physical methods (e.g. ultrasonication), or their combinations.
The desired SWCNT dispersion should:
- Be water-based
- Have a SWCNT concentration of at least 1 wt%
- Have a stable shelf life for at least 1 year
- Be able to be produced from commercially available SWCNT powder
- Preferably be suitable for multiple applications such as water-based paints and coatings, latex glove dipping and EV batteries
The critical functional properties to be evaluated include:
- Electrical conductivity
- Thermal stability