Dr. Clive Bosnyak recently shared this presentation on the performance enhancements of adding Molecular Rebar, MR,(clean functionalized individual carbon nanotubes) to conducting inks. MR enhances the sintering of silver particles and strengthens the inks to give much less cracking. The result is enhanced conductivity and durability – important for flexible electronics.
Performance needs for improved silver inks are improved durability (flex fatigue resistance), improved printing speed, resolution, quality and lower temperature curing. Molecular Rebar®, MR, (individual clean carbon nanotubes with tailored surfaces) is uniquely advantaged to provide all these needed improvements
New technology has been developed that enables multiwall carbon nanotubes to be discrete, high aspect ratio and well bonded to the composite matrix of choice. Several composite types are examined using tubes of diameter about 12 nm and length about 700nm. Fully discrete, well-bonded tubes are shown to significantly enhance the matrix resistance to fracture and can be placed between fiber plies of composites.
Molecular Rebar®, MR, (individual clean carbon nanotubes with tailored surfaces) is uniquely advantaged to provide a combination of needed improvements in a variety of materials by providing improved durability, shielding and thermal transport.