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Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) for Electronics & Electrics 2013-2023: Forecasts, Applications, Technologies

  • Publication Date:May 2013
  • Publisher:IDTechEx
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:285
  • ISBN:1095263

Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) for Electronics & Electrics 2013-2023: Forecasts, Applications, Technologies

Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) and their compounds exhibit extraordinary electrical properties for organic materials, and have a huge potential in electrical and electronic applications such as photovoltaics, sensors, semiconductor devices, displays, conductors, smart textiles and energy conversion devices (e.g., fuel cells, harvesters and batteries).

Carbon nanotubes for electronics applications are still a strong focus for research and printable carbon nanotube inks are beginning to hit the market. CNTs are used for making transistors and are applied as conductive layers for the rapidly growing touch screen market. CNTs are considered a viable replacement for ITO transparent conductors in some applications. Fabricated as transparent conductive films (TCF), carbon nanotubes can potentially be used as a highly conductive, transparent and cost efficient alternative in flexible displays and touch screens, for instance. While the cost of carbon nanotubes was once prohibitive, it has been coming down in recent years as chemical companies build up manufacturing capacity reaching $10/m2 for film applications.

Apart from TCF applications carbon nanotubes for thin-film batteries, supercapacitors and ultraconductive copper will reach a significant share of the overall market driving the further ramp-up of production capacity and with that cost reduction.

Analysis of the topic, include the following:
Markets drivers
Technology applications
10 year forecasts to 2023
Company interviews and profiles

For each of these market segments, the forecasts for 2013-2023 are provided by both value and market penetration:
Displays
Batteries
Supercapacitors
Sensors
Touch screens
Photovoltaics
Superconductive Copper

Detailed company profiles are provided. Where direct interviews with decision-makers within the companies were conducted, detailed insight is given into their state of the technology, target markets, assets and business strategy. Using our insight, an overall picture of the emerging carbon nanotube industry for electronics applications is constructed.

Who Should Buy This Report?
Players active in:
- Commercialising carbon nanotubes
- Providing materials that carbon nanotubes will rival including silver nanowires, silver nanoparticles, ITO, carbon black, carbon fibre, etc
- Assessing the use of carbon nanotubes in electronics applications
- Developing transparent conductors and alternatives to ITO
- Producing and using conductive inks, particularly for smart packaging applications
- Assessing options for RFID inks
- Providing energy storage solutions including batteries and supercapacitors
- Developing transistors including printed ones
- Investing in emerging technologies
1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1. Key applications are transistors and conductors
1.1.1. Opportunities for Carbon Nanotube material supply
1.1.2. Opportunities for Carbon Nanotube device manufacture
1.1.3. Conductive films will come first
1.1.4. Supercapacitors
1.1.5. Transistors, etc to follow
1.2. 99 Organizations profiled
2. INTRODUCTION
2.1. Carbon Nanotubes
3. PROPERTIES
3.1. Properties of CNTs
3.2. Metallic/semiconducting CNT separation
3.3. CNTs as conductors
3.4. Comparison to other conductors
3.5. Comparison to other semiconductors
4. MANUFACTURE
4.1. Manufacture of CNTs
4.1.1. Arc Discharge
4.1.2. Laser Ablation Method
4.1.3. Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)
5. APPLICATIONS
5.1. Developers of Carbon Nanotubes for Printed Electronics
5.2. Printing Carbon Nanotubes
5.2.1. Latest progress
5.3. Conductors
5.3.1. Deposition technologies and main applications
5.3.2. Latest progress with CNT conductors
5.3.3. Challenges
5.4. Semiconductors
5.5. Transistors
5.5.1. CNT Transistors
5.5.2. Challenges
5.6. OLEDs and flexible displays
5.6.1. Latest progress
5.6.2. Surface-Mediated Cells, SMCs
5.7. Lighting
5.8. Energy storage devices
5.8.1. Batteries
5.8.2. Supercapacitors
5.9. Photovoltaics
5.9.1. Organic Photovoltaics
5.9.2. Hybrid organic-inorganic photovoltaics
5.9.3. Infrared solar cells
5.9.4. CNT Solar Cell
5.9.5. Photodiode
5.10. NRAM data storage device
5.11. Sensors and Smart Textiles
5.12. Thin film speakers
5.13. CNTs for Touch Screens
5.14. Ultraconductive Copper
6. COMPANY INTERVIEWS
6.1. Arkema
6.2. Bayer MaterialScience AG
6.3. Canatu
6.4. CNano Technology Ltd
6.5. Hyperion Catalysis International
6.6. Nanocomp Technologies
6.7. Nanocyl
6.8. NanoIntegris
6.9. Showa Denko K.K.
6.10. SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SweNT)
6.11. Thomas Swan
6.12. Toray Industries
6.13. Unidym
6.14. Xolve
6.15. Zyvex Technologies
7. COMPANY PROFILES
7.1. Aneeve Nanotechnologies LLC, USA
7.2. Applied Nanotech, USA
7.3. Arry International Group, Hong Kong
7.4. Brewer Science, USA
7.5. Carbon Solutions, Inc., USA
7.6. CarboLex, Inc., USA
7.7. Case Western Reserve University, USA
7.8. CheapTubes, USA
7.9. Chengdu Organic Chemicals Co. Ltd. (Timesnano), China
7.10. Cornell University, USA
7.11. CSIRO, Australia
7.12. C3Nano, Inc., USA
7.13. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd., Japan
7.14. DuPont Microcircuit Materials (MCM), USA
7.15. Eden Energy Ltd., Australia
7.16. Eikos, USA
7.17. Frontier Carbon Corporation (FCC), Japan
7.18. Future Carbon GmbH, Germany
7.19. Hanwha Nanotech Corporation, Korea
7.20. Harbin Mulan
7.21. HDPlas
7.22. HeJi, Inc., China
7.23. Helix Material Solutions Inc., USA
7.24. Hodogaya Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan
7.25. Honda Research Institute USA Inc. (HRI-US), USA
7.26. Honjo Chemical Corporation, Japan
7.27. IBM, USA
7.28. Intelligent Materials PVT. Ltd. (Nanoshel), India
7.29. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
7.30. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
7.31. Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany
7.32. MER Corporation, USA
7.33. Mitsui Co., Ltd, Japan
7.34. Mknano, Canada
7.35. Nano-C, USA
7.36. NanoCarbLab (NCL), Russia
7.37. Nano Carbon Technologies Co., Ltd. (NCT)
7.38. Nanocomb Technologies, Inc. (NCTI), USA
7.39. Nanocs, USA
7.40. NanoLab, Inc., USA
7.41. NanoMas Technologies, USA
7.42. Nanoshel, Korea
7.43. Nanostructured & Amorphous Materials, Inc., USA
7.44. Nanothinx S.A. , Greece
7.45. Nantero, USA
7.46. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
7.47. National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST), USA
7.48. NEC Corporation, Japan
7.49. NEDO
7.50. New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), USA
7.51. NineSigma Inc., USA
7.52. Nissha Printing, Japan
7.53. Noritake Co., Japan
7.54. North Carolina State University, USA
7.55. North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA
7.56. Northeastern University, Boston, USA
7.57. Optomec, USA
7.58. PARU, Korea
7.59. PETEC (Printable Electronics Technology Centre), UK
7.60. Purdue University, USA
7.61. Pyrograf Products, Inc., USA
7.62. Quantum Materials Corp
7.63. Rice University, USA
7.64. Samsung Electronics, Korea
7.65. Sang Bo Corporation (SBK), Korea
7.66. SES Research, USA
7.67. Shenzhen Nanotechnologies Co. Ltd. (NTP)
7.68. ST Microelectronics, Switzerland
7.69. Sunchon National University, Korea
7.70. Sungkyunkwan University Advanced Institute of Nano Technology (SAINT), Korea
7.71. Sun Nanotech Co, Ltd., China
7.72. Surrey NanoSystems, UK
7.73. Tsinghua University, China
7.74. University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
7.75. University of California, San Diego, USA
7.76. University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA
7.77. University of Central Florida, USA
7.78. University of Cincinnati (UC), USA
7.79. University of Michigan, USA
7.80. University of Pittsburgh, USA
7.81. University of Southern California (USC), USA
7.82. University of Stanford, USA
7.83. University of Stuttgart, Germany
7.84. University of Surrey, UK
7.85. University of Texas at Austin, USA
7.86. University of Texas at Dallas, USA
7.87. University of Tokyo, Japan
7.88. University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
7.89. Wisepower Co., Ltd., Korea
7.90. XinNano Materials, Inc., Taiwan
7.91. XP Nano Material
7.92. Y-Carbon
7.93. Zoz GmbH, Germany
8. NETWORK PROFILES
8.1. CONTACT
8.2. Inno.CNT
8.3. National Technology Research Association (NTRA)
8.4. TRAMS - Tera-scale reliable Adaptive Memory Systems
9. FORECASTS AND COSTS
9.1. Market Opportunity and roadmap for Carbon Nanotubes
9.2. Addressable CNT markets
9.3. Forecast per application by market share, area and value
9.4. Flexible Displays
9.4.1. OLED Displays
9.4.2. Electrophoretic Displays
9.4.3. Electroluminescent Displays
9.4.4. Electrochromic Displays
9.5. Batteries
9.6. Supercapacitors
9.7. Sensors
9.8. Touchscreens
9.9. Photovoltaics
9.10. Ultraconductive Copper
9.10.1. Overview of competing technologies
9.11. Costs of SWCNTs
9.12. New focus for Printed Electronics - the importance of flexible electronics
9.13. Focus on invisible electronics
9.14. Forecast per application by market share, area and value
9.15. Shakeout in organics
9.16. Market pull
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