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Nanotube-grafted carbon fibres

Reference number: 6702

A modification of the catalytic chemical vapour deposition (CVD) process that can produce carbon nanotube grafted carbon fibres (CNT-g-CF) without causing damage or requiring a coating. Applying a potential difference to the catalyst loaded CF tow, such that the growth occurs in an electric field, encourages uniform CNT growth without degrading the primary mechanical properties. The approach can be applied to an open-ended CVD reactor in a continuous fashion and can therefore be easily incorporated into continuous industrial production.


Marcio Siqueira

Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Senior Executive, Natural Sciences


+44 (0)207 594 5505

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