Porous Copper and Nickel Metal Foams from Nanoshel

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Table of Content

Introduction
Features of Copper and Nickel Foams
Specifications of Copper and Nickel Foams
Applications of Copper and Nickel Foams
Conclusion
About Nanoshel

Introduction

This article discusses the basic specifications, features and applications of porous copper and nickel metal foams from Nanoshel.

Features of Copper and Nickel Foams

Figure 1. View of copper foam substrate

Figure 2. Copper foam

Copper and nickel metal foams (Figures 1 and 2) have excellent mechanical property and process ability, exceptional tensile strength and favorable ductility, superior electromagnetic shielding ability, and excellent electricity and heat conductivity. In addition, they have excellent base and corrosion resistant and a large three- dimensional network structure.

Specifications of Copper and Nickel Foams

Specifications of copper foam and nickel foam are listed below:

  • Density (g/cm3): 0.15-0.45
  • Number of pores per inch (PPI) : 5-120
  • Porosity: 90% - 98%
  • Thickness: 0.5 - 30mm

Basic specifications of foamed copper include:

  • Number of pores per inch (PPI): 5 - 120
  • Density (g/cm3): 0.15 - 0.45
  • Porosity: 90% - 98%
  • Thickness: 0.5 - 30mm
  • Standard size: 500*500mm; thickness of less than 4mm can be made into roll shape. Larger size should be discussed beforehand.

Applications of Copper and Nickel Foams

Copper and nickel metal foams can be used in a number of applications. Some of the basic applications include electrode material for batteries, such as nickel-zinc battery, lithium ion battery and fuel cell; heat diffusion, dissipation and exchange materials for electronic components such as LED, display card and CPU; catalyst and its carrier material; electromagnetic shielding material; decoration materials for construction; and a variety of sub-micron filtration, initial- efficiency and intermediate-efficiency materials.

Conclusion

Nanoshel’s copper and nickel metal foams have excellent mechanical and tensile strength, along with good electricity and heat conductivity. In addition, they have a superior base, resistant to corrosion, and used in a wide range of applications.

About Nanoshel

NANOSHEL makes more than 50 types of products, among which the main products are nanotubes, SWCNT's, MWCNT's, and nanoparticles. These products are widely used in the fields such as textile industry, ceramics, chemical fiber, plastics, coatings, cosmetics, rubber, electrical and electronic equipments, electric power generation and boiler and so on.

Through providing the customers with nanomaterials and the application process solution, the company commits itself to assist clients to improve the functionality and technology content of the products so that the clients can promote their product added-values and market competitive competencies, keep their creative advantages for a long time in the concerned fields and make good economic benefits.

This information has been sourced, reviewed and adapted from materials provided by Nanoshel.

For more information on this source, please visit Nanoshel.

Date Added: Oct 23, 2013 | Updated: Oct 23, 2013
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