Nanocarbons, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), graphenes or carbon nanohorns (CNHs), possess unique material properties
- electric conductivity like metals
- thermal conductivity like diamond
- Tensile strength 100 times higher than steel
Due to their nanoscale dimensions, small additions in the percentage range or below are often sufficient to also give other materials electrical or thermal conductivity or to significantly strengthen them mechanically.
In order to bring out these properties in the various materials, the focus is not only on the respective manufacturing technologies of the suppliers, but also on the optimisation and further development of the processing technologies. Surface functionalisation and dispersion are the key technologies for realising the available technical potential.