Nanyang Technological University reviews use of carbon nanotubes in 3D printing3D Printing Industry #3D_PrintingJanuary 13, 2019
Image via Wikimedia Commons.Fullerene is an allotrope of the carbon element.
A fullerene allotrope which has a cylindrical structure is known as a carbon nanotube.
The composite also had a higher percentage of electrical conductivity .
Electric Field-induced alignment of carbon nanotubes.
Due to high electrical conductivity CNT composites have been used to make improved batteries.
It has been shown that the aligned CNTs can achieve an efficiency of up to 10.5%, which is higher than the counterpart with randomly oriented CNTs network.”
Various electrical devices made using carbon nanotubes.
3D printing carbon nanotubes
Furthermore, CNT materials have also proved to be biocompatible and hence have been used to 3D print tissue scaffolds .
The study concludes, “many CNTs alignment techniques have been developed and aligned CNTs devices have been widely used in various fields.