Asian researchers create new method for continuous production of carbon nanotubes

Apr 11, 2012

A group of researchers from Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) have created a new method for producing carbon nanotubes.

The method known as the Continuous Production Method of Carbon Nanotubes using Rotation Reactor is the first ever created in Southeast Asia.

Carbon nanotubes are widely used in the production of end products such as , , tennis rackets, badminton rackets, bicycles, composite to manufacture cars, airplanes and so forth.

The research team leader, Assoc. Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohamed said, a new rotation of the reactor system is designed to enable the continuous production of carbon nanotubes without compromising the quality and authenticity.

"The system is capable of producing up to 1000 grams of carbon nanotubes a day,'' he said.

He added that the developed system is also environmentally friendly as it operates at , cost effective and does not require a large space to operate the reactor.

"The method is capable of reducing the price of carbon nanotubes from $100 - $700 to just $15 to $35 for each gram, much lower than world market prices,'' he said.

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slayerwulfe
not rated yet Apr 11, 2012
if anyone want's to clarify not only am i confused by the article but also the comments. transparent flexible 3-d memory chips were discussed late march 2012 that can withstand a 1000 degree Fahrenheit temp. of the 4 main known allotropes of carbon only with graphite do i have knowledge, but there is a fifth nanofoam. this article is not as transparent as it needs to be as this research team appears to be behind the rest of the world or their publishing late.
Vendicar_Decarian
0.1 / 5 (36) Apr 11, 2012
Absolute nonsense.

"Carbon nanotubes are widely used in the production of end products such as memory chips, rechargeable batteries, tennis rackets, badminton rackets, bicycles, composite to manufacture cars, airplanes and so forth." - Article

""The system is capable of producing up to 1000 grams of carbon nanotubes a day,'' he said." - article

Gonna build an aircraft with 1000 grams of carbon production per day?

How many decades will be needed?

jason_six
not rated yet May 03, 2012
Yeah. Vendicar It almost seems like the author confused CNTs with Carbon being diffused into steel