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Carbon nanotubes for devices, electrodes and composites

Objective

This proposal is to develop carbon nanotubes for use in electron guns, catalysis, and composite materials. Philips will develop field emission from carbon nanotubes for use as high brightness electron guns in cathode ray tubes and scanning electron microscopes. Cambridge will develop a large area, low temperature method to grow nanotubes on surfaces, and develop nanotubes as conducting supports for high surface area Pt/Ru catalysts made by organo-metal cluster synthesis for fuel cells applications. Max-Planck and Montpellier will develop moldable, single wall nanotube conducting composites with a conductivity of over 1 S.cm-1 at less than 0.5% nanotube loading for use in paints, electrostatic discharge protection and electromagnetic screening. CRIF, Nanoledge, and Montpellier will develop light weight structural composites from single wall nanotubes, with an improved stiffness over multi-walled nanotube composites.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

University of Cambridge
Address
Trumpington Street
CB2 1PZ Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (7)

CCR GMBH, BESCHICHTUNGSTECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Address
Maarweg 30
53619 Rheinbreitbach
CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
Wenhua Road 72
110016 Shenyang
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
1,Heisenbergstrasse 1
70569 Stuttgart
NANOLEDGE S.A.
France
Address
Cap Alpha, Ave De L'europe
34830 Clapiers
PHILIPS SEMICONDUCTORS MARKETING AND SALES UNTERNEHMENSBEREICH DER PHILIPS GMBH
Germany
Address
Weisshausstrasse 2
52066 Aachen
SHANGHAI YANGTZE NANOMATERIALS CO., LTD
China
Address
Jiachuan Road 777, Room 506
200237 Shanghai
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
2,Place Eugène Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier