|About this Abstract
||Materials Science & Technology 2019
||Nanotechnology for Energy, Environment, Electronics, Healthcare and Industry
||c-VACNT, New Nano-to-Macro Material Platform with a Rich Application Potential
||Karlheinz Strobl, Sandra Gainey
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
c-VACNT™ are free standing structures of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nano Tubes (VACNT) infiltrated with carbon. The manufacturing process steps include photolithographic patterning of catalyst wafers, VACNT growth, carbon infiltration, separation from the growth substrate and optional secondary coating and/or other local or global surface modifications.
These nano-carbon based macroscopic structures (typically 0.2-5mm tall) have a bi-continuous phase structure with 20-100 nm wide slit pores that are mechanically stable despite being semi-flexible so that they can survive drying after acetone or water soaking. They can be designed to have through channels, notches, branches, arms, fractal features etc. ranging from 5 Ám to mm and to >100 mm size.
We will present application examples of how these c-VACNT™ structures can be used to significantly improve the performance and functionality of medical and industrial devices, including artificial lungs, and other devices that operate either with fluids and/or provide mechanical functions.
||Planned: At-meeting proceedings