Inc. (SWeNT) CEO Dave Arthur will be speaking about "Carbon Nanotube
Coatings for Printed Electronics and Energy Storage Applications" at the
9th Annual NanoBusiness Alliance Conference on Monday, September 27 at 10:30am
at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Arthur will discuss SWeNT's conductive CNT Inks, based on V2V™ technology,
which can be printed using commercial, high-volume printing methods and equipment.
The breakthrough process eliminates the need for post-production and subtractive
patterning to remove ink dispersants and surfactants that degrade conductivity.
This breakthrough ink technology, combined with SWeNT's unique ability to tailor
the synthesis of CNT materials for applications (using its patented CoMoCAT®
process) enables customers to print large-area, low-cost devices for a wide
range of applications including energy-efficient lighting, affordable photovoltaics,
improved energy storage and printed electronics.
Arthur will also speak about SWeNT's research to develop more efficient and
longer lasting electrodes for Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries in Plug-in Hybrid
Electric Vehicles (PHEV) using Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW) CNTs.
Today, Li-ion batteries have a limited lifespan, due to the degradation of
battery capacity after each charge/discharge cycle. During charging and discharging,
the conductive carbon black particles used in today's Li-ion battery cathodes
start to separate, which diminishes the ability of the carbon particle network
to conduct electricity and heat efficiently, resulting in significant degradation
of battery capacity over time.
SWeNT is a conference sponsor and will have a booth at one of the Nanotechnology
industries most important and best-attended financial events.
SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT) is a privately-held specialty chemical
company that manufactures high quality single-wall and specialty multi-wall
carbon nanotubes, printable inks and CNT-coated fabrics for a range of products
and applications including energy-efficient lighting, affordable photovoltaics,
improved energy storage and printed electronics. SWeNT was created in 2001 to
spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma.