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Posted: Dec 08, 2010

SouthWest NanoTechnologies Featuring New Carbon Nanotube Applications at 2010 Nanotechnology Innovation Summit

(Nanowerk News) SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc. (SWeNT), a world leader in high quality, Single-Wall and Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) carbon nanotubes (CNT), will feature new CNT inks and CNT materials targeted at energy storage and printed electronics applications at the 2010 Nanotechnology Innovation Summit, December 8 – 10 at the Gaylord Convention Center in Washington, DC.
The event is organized by the Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) in cooperation with the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
CEO Dave Arthur will be on-hand at the event, with SWeNTs CNT Inks, based on V2V™ Ink technology developed by alliance partner, Chasm Technologies, Inc. These inks can be printed using commercial, high-volume printing methods and equipment, including flexographic, gravure and screen printing.
The breakthrough process eliminates the need for subtractive patterning as well as post-production processes needed to remove ink dispersants and surfactants that are present with other printable CNT inks that degrade optoelectronic performance. Combined with SWeNT's unique ability to tailor the synthesis of CNT materials for applications (using its patented CoMoCAT® process), customers are able 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.
SWeNT will feature printed samples of its innovative new ink products as well as new applications for its Specialty Multi-Wall (SMW™) CNT.
At the event, SWeNT will also highlight their CNT materials targeted for use in alternative energy applications, specifically Plug-in Electric Hybrid Vehicles (PHEV). The Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries used in current PHEVs have a limited life span due to battery capacity degrading over time and repeated charging cycles. Research has found that enhancing the cathode material of Li-ion batteries with carbon nanotubes not only increases a battery's power, but allows the battery to retain this capacity even after thousands of charging cycles.
To arrange an interview with SWeNT CEO Dave Arthur regarding innovative nanomaterials products or carbon nanotube materials, please call Andrew Lavin at 516-944-4486. E-mail
About NSTI
The Nano Science and Technology Institute (NSTI) advances and integrates nano and other advanced technologies through education, conventions, business publishing, and research services. NSTI produces the annual Nanotech conference and trade show, which attracts more than 5,000 industrial, academic, business and governmental attendees from around the world. It is the largest gathering of the nanotechnology industry in the U.S. NSTI was founded in 1997 as a result of the merger between various scientific societies, and is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts with offices in California and Switzerland.
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. SWeNT was created in 2001 to spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma. For more information, please visit
Source: SWeNT (press release)
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