Our suppliers use a variety of methods to fabricate engineered nanomaterials (ENMs). Common in the fabrication of carbon nanotubes for example, are the processes of Electric Arc discharge – involving an electrical discharge from a carbon-based electrode in a suitable atmosphere to produce both single and multi-wall tubes of high quality but in low quantities. The other primary process used is that of Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD)-  where a hydrocarbon feedstock is reacted with a suitable metal-based catalyst in a hot furnace to ‘grow’ nanotubes which are subsequently removed from the substrate and catalyst by a simple acid wash.

Most materials can be manufactured to your specification in approx 2 weeks – functionalised materials can take a little longer due to the time required for the manufacturing process.

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