CNTs & Graphene Potential in Electronics Applications Reviewed in Updated Study Published at

27 Mar 2012 • by Natalie Aster

LONDON – Depending on their chemical structure, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) can be used as an alternative to organic or inorganic semiconductors as well as conductors, but the cost is currently the greatest restraint. However, that has the ability to rapidly fall as new, cheaper mass production processes are being established. In electronics, other than electromagnetic shielding, one of the first large applications for CNTs will be conductors. In addition to their high conductance, they can be transparent, flexible and even stretchable. Here, applications are for displays, replacing ITO; touch screens, photovoltaics and display bus bars and beyond.

Graphene, a cheap organic material, is being enhanced by companies that are increasing its conductivity, to be used in some applications as a significantly cheaper printed conductor compared to silver ink.

Updated study “Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Electronics Applications 2011-2021” prepared by IDTechEx provides an in-depth review of carbon nanotubes and graphene potential in electrical and electronic applications such as sensors, semiconductor devices, displays, conductors and energy conversion devices.

Key Topics Covered:

  • activities of 78 global organizations which are active in the development of materials or devices using carbon nanotubes or graphene; 
  • application to conductors, displays, transistors, super capacitors, photovoltaics and much more; 
  • types of carbon nanotubes and graphene and their properties and impact on electronics; 
  • current challenges in production and use and opportunities; 
  • forecasts for the entire printed electronics market which carbon nanotubes and printed electronics could impact.

Report Details:

Carbon Nanotubes and Graphene for Electronics Applications 2011-2021
Published: August, 2011
Pages: 301
Price: US$ 3.995,00

More updated and new market research reports by the publisher can be found at IDTechEx page.


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