Heat treatment of carbon nanotube hybrid material for textile applications
- Journal of Textile Engineering & Fashion Technology
Megha Chitranshi,1,2 Daniel Chen,1,2 Mark Schulz1,2
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The paper describes the synthesis of carbon nanotube hybrid material and its post-processing treatment such as heat treatment of carbon nanotube (CNT) sheet to improve its properties for in textile applications. The CNT sheet is synthesized using the floating catalyst chemical vapor deposition (FCCVD) method. The floating catalyst method is a continuous process and can produce industrial scale nanotubes in a single step. The lightweight of the CNT material and its flexibility makes it a suitable candidate for textile and wearable applications. The synthesis process and applications of the new hybrid material are discussed along with the customization of the material.
hybrid CNT material, smart textiles, flexible CNT sheet