2017-Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit
SIPS 2017 Volume 6. Mathematics, Multiscale Mechanics, Coatings

Editors:Kongoli F, Masset P, Rokicki P
Publisher:Flogen Star OUTREACH
Publication Year:2017
Pages:142 pages
ISBN:978-1-987820-71-3
ISSN:2291-1227 (Metals and Materials Processing in a Clean Environment Series)
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    Nanocarbon Foams: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application

    Mei Zhang1;
    1FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tallahassee, United States;
    Type of Paper: Invited
    Id Paper: 313
    Topic: 1

    Abstract:

    Nanocarbon foam is a carbon nanotube based all carbon porous material. It consists of large numbers of micro-scale cells and sub-micro thick walls with nano-scale pores. Because of their unique structures, the nanocarbon foams show high capillary pressure, super-absorption, large working fluid storage, and fast fluid transfer capabilities. They are also conductive, lightweight, stable, and flexible. These features allow nanocarbon foams to be a novel wick material for thermal management products and have a better performance than current wick materials. The simple and scalable fabrication process could lead to low cost and high quality device manufacturing. The lightweight, super-elastic, and high stability properties of nanocarbon foams make them a unique alternative for the thermal management of portable and flexible electronic devices. In addition to thermal management, other applications of nanocarbon foams include use in electrodes for advanced batteries, in fuel cells, in pressure sensors, and in scaffolds for medical treatments. The detailed fabrication process, property characterization, and potential applications will be presented.

    Keywords:

    Nanomaterials; Nanotechnology; Nanotubes;

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    Zhang M. (2017). Nanocarbon Foams: Fabrication, Characterization, and Application. In Kongoli F, Masset P, Rokicki P (Eds.), Sustainable Industrial Processing Summit SIPS 2017 Volume 6. Mathematics, Multiscale Mechanics, Coatings (pp. 114-115). Montreal, Canada: FLOGEN Star Outreach