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Carbon Nanotube Adhesive Tape Defies the Elements

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, August 14, 2019

According to the American Chemical Society (ACS), scientists have found a way to use superaligned carbon nanotubes in the production of an adhesive tape capable of withstanding extreme temperatures as high as 1,382 F, and as low as -321 F.


The society reports in its Nano Letters journal that the scientists’used strong SACNT (superaligned carbon nanotube) film in which the nanotubes are in precise parallel alignment to one another, instead of the vertically aligned, multi-walled nanotubes (VA-MWNTs), which to date have been the focus of carbon nanotube adhesive development.


According to ACS, this paved the road for a lower cost, thinner, more flexible and lighter-weight adhesive tape which could be applied to various substrates with smooth surfaces, including plastics, ceramics, metals and non-metals, and removed when necessary without leaving residues behind.

 

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