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Roll to roll coating of carbon nanotube films for electro thermal heating

Rashid, T and Liang, HL and Taimur, M and Chiodarelli, N and Khawaja, HA and Edvardsen, K and de Volder, M (2021) Roll to roll coating of carbon nanotube films for electro thermal heating. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 182. ISSN 0165-232X

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Carbon nanotube (CNT) films are gaining traction in applications such as transparent conductive films, electro-magnetic shields and thin film heaters. However, to date, few cost-effective large-area CNT coating methods have been reported. Here, we present a roll-to-roll (R2R) slot-die coating process for thin film CNT heaters. In this process, a CNT suspension is continuously coated on a PET film substrate and subsequently dried and packaged. This process allows for continuous square-meter-size CNT coating. The electrical resistance and thermal map of these samples are measured by high definition infrared (IR) thermography. Anti-/de-icing demonstrations of R2R CNT coated samples are performed inside a cold room and outdoor atmospheric icing conditions. The successful R2R coating of CNTs and anti-/de-icing demonstrations show promise for application of CNTs in large area applications, such as the de-icing of ships, for which strict regulations are put in place for vessels operating in polar waters.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2020 20:05
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2021 10:27
DOI: 10.1016/j.coldregions.2020.103210