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Posted: Sep 21, 2010

SouthWest NanoTechnologies CEO Dave Arthur to Discuss Carbon Nanotube Inks and Energy Storage Applications

(Nanowerk News) SouthWest NanoTechnologies, 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.
About The NanoBusiness Alliance
The NanoBusiness Alliance's mission is to create a collective voice for the advancing nanotechnology industry and develop a range of initiatives to support the nanotechnology business community. Among the NanoBusiness Alliance's goals are the development of research and education programs, public policy and lobbying initiatives, public awareness campaigns, and industry support networks. The NanoBusiness Alliance has locations in New York, NY and Chicago, IL and soon will be opening an additional office in Washington, DC. For additional information, please visit
About SWeNT
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. For more information, please visit
Source: Hiden Analytical (press release)
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