SWeNT granted $500,000 to develop carbon nanotube based inks for printing TFTs

SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT), a US company that produces single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes has been awarded a two-year, $500,000 grant from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) to develop semiconducting inks, based on its single-wall carbon nanotube (SWCNT) technology, suitable for printing thin film transistors (TFTs).

According to SWeNT's CEO, Dave Arther, the company will leverage its current NIST-TIP grant program to produce semiconductor grade SWCNTs, which will be converted into printable inks using proprietary V2V™ ink technology. The company's inks overcome two market barriers, commercial availability and compatibility with standard printing equipment.

Posted: Jul 02,2011 by Ron Mertens