These nanotubes are ideal for applications in de-icing windows, touch panels, OLEDs, solar cells and EMI shielding.
“With single-wall carbon nanotubes, you can control the transparency, conductivity and work function,” said Dr. Gabby Sarusi, a professor at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.
Dr. Sarusi is working on the doping of nanotubes to reduce their work function in order to level it with the work function of OLEDs.
“N-doped nanotubes have shown very promising initial results in the quest for efficient transparent cathodes in OLEDs, LCs and others," she said.
Dr. Vladimir Saik from OCSiAl Group presented recent results on thin conductive films made by applying company’s TUBALL nanotubes as a conductive layer on almost any type of substrate, including plastic and glass.
“Thin conductive films made of TUBALL nanotubes have the highest resistance-to-transparency index reported to date. This disruptive technology may help to increase the efficiency and reduce the price of metal-free cells in the future,” said Dr. Saik.
"We believe that single-wall carbon nanotube-based conductive films will have better conductivity and reduced weight," said Chinese Academy of Sciences Associate Professor Yongyi Zhang.
At the summit, OCSiAl briefed its partners on the latest results received from independent laboratories, including confirmation that no nanotubes are released during utilization of materials augmented with TUBALL.
“OCSiAl is planning to invest further in additional H&S and environmental studies because we are committed to taking the lead in raising the transparency of nanotube management and to supporting our clients’ efforts in boosting their applications in a wide range of industries, including consumable products,” added Gunther Van Kerckhove, OCSiAl’s EHS Lead Manager.
Shanghai was chosen as the venue for the 2018 Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit.