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Introducing a New NIST Reference Material: Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Soot



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.
Microscopy and Microanalysis


Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes


Chiaramonti, A. , White, R. , Holm, J. and Mansfield, E. (2016), Introducing a New NIST Reference Material: Multiwall Carbon Nanotube Soot, Microscopy and Microanalysis, [online], (Accessed July 13, 2024)


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Created July 25, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018