Introducing a New NIST Reference Material: Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Soot

Published: July 25, 2016


Ann C. Chiaramonti Debay, Ryan M. White, Jason D. Holm, Elisabeth Mansfield


Multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) play a significant role in the nascent nanotechnology industry, due to their remarkable combination of mechanical, thermal, and electrical properties. These materials are specialty additives, reinforcing a diverse group of composites, including sporting goods, automobile body panels, and anti-static coatings. More than 25 commercial products incorporate MWCNTs, and production volumes exceed 500 tons per year [1]. These volumes are expected to increase dramatically in the near future (3000 tons/year predicted by 2015) due to growing applications in electronics, data storage, defense, energy, aerospace, and the automotive industry [2]. These new applications dictate higher performance and reliability and require tight control over the physical and chemical characteristics of the MWCNTs.
Citation: Microscopy and Microanalysis
Volume: 22
Pub Type: Journals


Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes
Created July 25, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018