Belarussion and Indian Scientists Devise New Carbon Nanotube Production Technology

Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus in partnership with Indian counterparts have developed a new production technology of carbon nanotubes, BelTA learnt in the state committee for science and technology of Belarus.

According to experts, carbon nanotubes significantly improve properties of polymer compounds. Due to the new technology production of carbon nanotubes became cheaper.

Scientists of the two countries have produced a trial carbon nanotubes plant with the production capacity of 10 gram an hour.

Another joint research project deals with production of heat-conducting substrate based on aluminium nitride imported to Belarus from India, the state committee for science and technology reported. The new technology cuts prime cost of heat-conducting substrates by 10%-12%. It is also noteworthy that the new technology is eco-friendly and leaves no hazardous waste.

The state committee for science and technology also reported that in the period from 2005 to 2007 Belarus and India were conducting seven joint research projects on creation of new technologies, materials and equipment. The bilateral sci-tech cooperation will be continued.

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