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Every year the best projects for new single wall carbon nanotube applications receive the TUBALL Awards. The winning projects are designed to significantly improve the properties of industrial materials and contribute to the development of global industries. Any researcher working with TUBALL™ nanotubes is welcome to apply.

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This is the selection of papers on the most groundbreaking and inspiring research works with TUBALL™ single wall carbon nanotubes published across the world. Enjoy the reading and hope your research will join this collection soon!

Energy sources and storage

  • Nature, npj 2D Materials and Applications, 2022, Cyclic production of biocompatible few-layer graphene ink with in-line shear-mixing for inkjet-printed electrodes and Li-ion energy storage.
    The graphene inks were utilized for inkjet printable conductive interconnects and lithium-ion battery anode composites that demonstrate a low-rate lithium storage capability, close to the theoretical capacity of graphite and the biocompatibility with human colon cells and umbilical vein endothelial cells. Read more
  • Advanced Energy Materials, 2021, Constructing a Highly Efficient Aligned Conductive Network to Facilitate Depolarized High-Areal-Capacity Electrodes in Li-Ion Batteries.
    The excellent electrochemical performance can be attributed to the unique aligned structure where the robust TUBALL™ conductive network provides an efficient electron and lithium-ion pathway, and the homogenous porosity is beneficial for the electrolyte percolation. Read more
  • Journal of Power, 2021, Ultrahigh-capacity semi-solid SiOx anolytes enabled by robust nanotube conductive networks for Li-ion flow batteries.
    Robust networks, constructed by single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWСNT, favor electrons transport and particle integrity. SiOx-SWCNT anolytes show significantly improved rate and cycle performances. Read more
  • Power Sources, 2020, Optimization of Graphite–SiO blend electrodes for lithium-ion batteries: Stable cycling enabled by single-walled carbon nanotube conductive additive.
    The use of SWCNT conductive additive enables graphite-free SiO electrodes with 74% higher volumetric energy and superior full-cell cycling compared to graphite electrodes. Read more
  • ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2020, Highly Exfoliated and Functionalized Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Fast-Charging, High-Capacity Cathodes for Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries.
    The highly exfoliated, oxygen-functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes can be applied to LIBs designed for high-rate operations, fast charging, long-term cyclability, and high gravimetric capacity through a sequential oxidation-reduction process. Read more
  • Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 2020, A platinum nanowire electrocatalyst on single-walled carbon nanotubes to drive hydrogen evolution.
    Pertinent existing hydrogen technologies for energy storage require unsustainable amounts of scarce platinum group metals. 100 times lower Pt content induces comparable activity with the facile synthesis of Pt nanowires (PtNW) on carbon nanotubes (SWСNT). Read more
  • Nature energy, 2019, High areal capacity battery electrodes enabled by segregated nanotube networks.
    The segregated network composite of carbon nanotubes with a range of lithium storage materials suppresses mechanical instabilities allowing the fabrication of high-performance electrodes with thicknesses of up to 800 μm and increasing the energy storage capability of their areal capacity. Read more
  • Energy Storage Materials, 2019, Heteromat-framed metal-organic coordination polymer anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries.
    Nickel 2,6-naphthalene dicarboxylate (NiNDC) is a model organic-based anode material with the structural uniqueness that ultimately affords facile redox kinetics and outstanding electrochemical performance while surpassing the performance of conventional lithium-ion battery organic-based anodes. Carbon nanotubes offer three-dimensional bicontinuous electron/ion conductive pathways toward organic-based active materials. Read more


  • Journal of Energy Storage, 2021, Ultra-long carbon nanotube-paraffin composites of record thermal conductivity and high phase change enthalpy among paraffin-based heat storage materials.
    Ultra-long carbon nanotube-paraffin composites are superior phase change materials that have been characterized by up to 161%-enhanced thermal conductivity. Read more
  • Polymer Science, Series B, 2021, Synthesis and Properties of Polymerization-Filled Composites Based on Polypropylene and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes.
    Effects of the type of carbon nanofiller on the thermal stability, thermo-oxidative resistance, and thermal and electrophysical characteristics of the composites are studied and it is found that the filler inhibits the processes of oxidation and destruction of polypropylene crystallites. Read more
  • Materials, 2021, Effect of SWCNT-TUBALL Paper on the Lightning Strike Protection of CFRPs and Their Selected Mechanical Properties.
    The main aim of this work was the investigation of the possibility of replacing the heavy metallic meshes applied onto the composite structure in airplanes for lightning strike protection with a thin film of TUBALL™ single-wall carbon nanotubes in the form of ultra-light, conductive paper. Read more
  • Materials & Design, 2019, Simultaneous realization of conductive segregation network microstructure and minimal surface porous macrostructure by SLS3D printing.
    3D printed composite based on SWCNTs-w-TPU powders possesses an ultra-low conductive percolation threshold with minimal surface porous macrostructure showing the relationship between the piezoresistive sensitivity and the localized strain distribution. Read more
  • Composite Materials, 2019, Characterization and morphological development of polypropylene/polyamide 6 blends using polyamide 6 powder and single-walled carbon nanotube.
    With a 60.43% of phase continuity of polyamide 6 phase in PNPS2, fiber-like morphology contributed to the increase of effective single-walled carbon nanotubes volume concentration with more filler-to-filler connection, resulting in the improvement in thermal conductivity. Read more
  • Carbon, 2019, Interfacially-grafted single-walled carbon nanotube/poly (vinyl alcohol) composite fibers.
    The positive mechanical performance - increased strength (up to 1100\u202fMPa) and stiffness (up to 38.5\u202fGPa) - in interfacially-grafted single-walled carbon nanotube/poly (vinyl alcohol) composite fibers were attributed to the increased degree of dispersion of the SWCNTs in the dope. Read more
  • AIP Conference Proceedings, 2019, Development of a colored GFRP with antistatic properties.
    This study shows that a modification with an ultralow filler content of novel single wall carbon nanotubes converts an intrinsic insulating GFRP into one with antistatic properties. These properties remain even by adding pigments for customizing without affecting the wanted bright coloring (e.g. signal color). Read more
  • Macromol. Mater. Eng. ,2019, Hybrid Electroactive Shape Memory Polymer Composites with Room Temperature Deformability.
    A new hybrid Shape Memory Polymer (SMP) is developed by combining single‐walled carbon nanotubes into a polylactic acid and thermoplastic polyurethane system containing polyethylene glycol plasticizer. The presence of SWCNT can stabilize the SMP system and significantly enhance the shape‐fixing capability after deformation at room temperature conditions. Read more
  • Composites Part B: Engineering, 2019, Highly conductive ultra-sensitive SWCNT-coated glass fiber reinforcements for laminate composites structural health monitoring.
    The newly developed “smart” reinforcement material is made with single-wall carbon nanotube and glass fibers (GF-CNT). GF-CNT was employed to manufacture UD damage sensing composite laminates. Read more


  • ACS Appl. Nano Mater, 2022, Carbon Nanotube Liquid Crystal Dispersion for Large-Area, Micropatterned Aligned Films.
    The proposed method paves the way for the development of SWCNT-aligned devices for electronic and optical applications, such as the NIR/infrared polarizer and the detector and the electrode. Read more
  • Nanoscale, 2022, Magnetic nanoribbons with embedded cobalt grown inside single-walled carbon nanotubes.
    In this work cobalt-phthalocyanine based nanoribbons (CoPcNRs) encapsulated in SWCNTs have been synthesized for being used as protected low-dimensional ordered magnetic materials for various applications. Read more
  • ACS Appl. Nano Mater, 2021, Tunable Doping and Characterization of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Macrosystems for Electrode Material Applications.
    An efficient method for easy tuning of optical and electrophysical parameters of macroscopic objects formed from SWCNTs have been presented for prediction and tailoring materials used in solar cell and thermoelectric electrode materials. Read more
  • Nature communications, 2020, A FinFET with one atomic layer channel.
    The one atomic layer FinFET adapted by the template-growth method with different types of mono-layered two-dimensional crystals may shed light on the next generation nanoelectronics for higher integration and lower power consumption. Read more
  • Fullerenes, Nanotubes and Carbon Nanostructures, 2019, Electromagnetic interference shielding of carbon nanotube-fluoropolymer elastomer composites with a layered structure.
    Carbon nanotubes-containing polymer composites with layered gradient structure have potential in electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding aerosol coatings. Read more
  • ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2019, Mechanically Tunable Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Films as a Universal Material for Transparent and Stretchable Electronics.
    Sensitive films, which are insensitive to strain, could be formed with single-walled carbon nanotubes and deposited on a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) substrate – a universal material for transparent and stretchable electronics. Read more

Membranes, sensors, and actuators

  • Materials today, Energy, 2022, Ionically selective carbon nanotubes for hydrogen electrocatalysis in the hydrogen–bromine redox flow battery.
    Density functional theory (DFT) calculations show that the stability results from the selective diffusion of  and  over the  and  species through the SWCNT to the Pt catalyst, effectively protecting Pt from oxidative leaching. Read more
  • Scientific Reports, 2021, Synthesis of silver nanoparticles embedded with single-walled carbon nanotubes for printable elastic electrodes and sensors with high stability.
    For practical demonstration, the fabricated stretchable electrode and strain sensor made out of elastic composite films composed of the AgNPs-embedded SWCNTs are attached to a human finger for detecting the motions of the finger. Read more
  • Advanced materials technologies, 2021, Liquid-Based Digital Readable Tilt Sensor.
    This sensor realizes angle detection with a simple mechanism and structural solution, which is significant in the field of wearable devices and robots. Read more
  • Applied Materials Today, 2019, Mildly oxidized SWCNT as new potential support membrane material for effective H2/CO2 separation.
    Flat free-standing chemically modified single wall carbon nanotube sheets are potentially usable as a new robust and tunable membrane support material for highly effective H2/CO2 separation.  Read more
  • Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 2019, All-carbon fiber-based chemical sensor: Improved reversible NO2 reaction kinetics.
    A novel all-carbon fiber-based NO2 sensor was fabricated for reliable environmental monitoring. CNT fibers were firstly demonstrated as heating networks with high electrical conductivity and mechanical stability, which are suitable for controlling the operating temperature of sensor.  Read more


  • Materials, 2022, E-Skin Development and Prototyping via Soft Tooling and Composites with Silicone Rubber and Carbon Nanotubes.
    This study provided evidence that supports the employment of RTV and SWCNT for manufacturing E-skin micropatterns. Read more
  • J. Mater. Chem.A, 2022, A durable high-energy implantable energy storage system with binder-free electrodes useable in body fluids.
  • A flexible supercapacitor cell with biocompatible oxidized single-walled carbon nanotubes was developed driven by electrolytes in body fluids through integration with a wireless sensor network for use in implantable electronic medical devices. Read more
  • Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 2021, Fiber-crafted biofuel cell bracelet for wearable electronics.
    A high-power biofuel cell bracelet based on the lactate in human sweat was developed with flexible enzyme/mediator/CNT fibers. Read more 
  • Nature communications, 2020, Clinically accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease via multiplexed sensing of core biomarkers in human plasma.
    Clinically accurate and ultrasensitive detection of multiple Alzheimer’s disease core biomarkers in human plasma using densely aligned carbon nanotubes. Read more


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