Goodfellow introduces three forms of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes

Engineering Materials Live exhibitor Goodfellow has recently announced the availability of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNTs) in three different forms: regular powder, ‘chunky’ powder, and free-standing ‘carpets’. All three forms are produced by means of a catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CCVD) process and can be discussed at the forthcoming Engineering Materials Live event on March 12th.

The company states that ‘Regular’ powder is available in research quantities of several grams up to economical mass production quantities of several kilos. ‘Chunky’ powder (which is exclusive to Goodfellow) is said to be safer, is easily dispersed via sonication into a polymer matrix and is available in small quantities for research. Free-standing, vertically aligned MWCNTs arrays (called ‘carpets’ or ‘forests’ and also exclusive to Goodfellow) are distinguished by their unique anisotropic properties. Current research revolves around potential uses as free-standing membranes and filters, thermal interface materials, in electronic devices and supercapacitors, and by embedding them in polymer matrices for the production of innovative composites. MWCNTs ‘carpets’ are available in small quantities for research.

Carbon Nanotubes are tube-shaped materials composed of Carbon atoms covalently bonded in hexagonal network, having a nanometric diameter. As an additive in composites, they can improve the mechanical, thermal or electrical properties of a material, offering benefits such as high electrical conductivity, good processability, flame retardancy, thermal dissipation, UV resistance and more. Industries where these attributes are especially beneficial include aerospace, automotive, electronics, energy, oil and gas, coatings, and sporting goods. In addition, there is a great deal of ongoing research into new applications for this remarkable nanomaterial. These new materials, and much more from Goodfellow, can be discussed on the company’s stand at the forthcoming Engineering Materials Live event on March 12th.

Engineering Materials Live is the UK’s only dedicated one-day advanced materials exhibition, and offers visitors a unique opportunity to meet and talk with some of the most experienced technologists and application experts in the country. Entry to Engineering Materials Live is free of charge by pre-registration. The event takes place at the acclaimed British Motor Museum on 12th March. The venue is located at Gaydon, adjacent to the Aston Martin and JLR plants south of Warwick and just 1 minute from the M40. There is abundant free parking, and for visitors arriving before 1030, a free bacon roll and brew too. Tea and coffee are provided free of charge all day at the event, and pre-registered exhibition visitors can also visit the superb Museum, with almost 300 fascinating cars on show, free of charge too (standard adult entry fee otherwise is £14.50).

Tom Austin-Morgan

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