Carbon Nanotube (CNT) Inks Tailored for Printed Electronics Applications (Printed Electronics Asia 2012)

Mr David Arthur, CEO
SouthWest NanoTechnologies
United States
Oct 03, 2012.


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Presentation Summary

  • Production of CNTs with controlled chirality and high purity at commercial scale and affordable prices;
  • Formulation of CNT Inks that are compatible with industrial printing and R2R coating methods;
  • Tailored "conductive" CNT Inks for Transparent Conductive Films;
  • Tailored "semiconducting" CNT Inks for Transistors.

Speaker Biography (David Arthur)

David J. Arthur has 30 years experience commercializing products utilizing advanced materials, including work at Rogers Corporation, A.T. Cross Company, TPI Composites, Helix Technologies, and Eikos. He holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Connecticut and an MBA degree from Northeastern University. In 2005, Arthur co-founded Chasm Technologies, a consulting firm that helps its clients commercialize new products through smart application of materials science and process technology. For the past six years, he has been CEO of SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT), a leading producer of single-wall carbon nanotube materials for electronics and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotube materials for composites.

Company Profile (SouthWest NanoTechnologies, Inc.)

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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 including energy-efficient lighting, affordable photovoltaics, improved energy storage and printed electronics. SWeNT was created in 2001 to spin off nanotube research developed at the University of Oklahoma.
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