State of the art matrix of the SWNT: An evaluation of the maturity of the science

Javier Calvo-Amodio, Himlona Palikhe, Mario G. Beruvides

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Abstract

Nanotechnology is one of the scientific and technological fields with the largest potential business opportunities today. Vast amounts of resources are being allocated to the development of nanotechnology by public and private sectors alike. SWNTs (Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes) in particular, offer one of the greatest commercialization potentials in the field due to the vast array of possible applications. However, notwithstanding the range of possible applications of the technology, the fabrication methods, obstacles, and problems to achieve mass production levels of high quality SWNTs are of paramount complexity. SWNT fabrication technology is still in the developmental phase. There are different competing SWNT production approaches, methods and languages employed. This study presents a description of the technical and business environment via a State of the Art Matrix (SAM) analysis as a mean to analyze the level of maturity of the scientific field. This potentially can provide business investors and engineering managers a better understanding of the risks and timeframes involved in SWNT investment projects. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication30th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2009, ASEM 2009
Pages451-461
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2009
Event30th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2009, ASEM 2009 - Springfield, MO, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2009Oct 17 2009

Publication series

Name30th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2009, ASEM 2009

Conference

Conference30th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2009, ASEM 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySpringfield, MO
Period10/14/0910/17/09

Keywords

  • Characterization
  • Economic
  • Fabrication
  • Nano-science
  • Nanotechnology
  • Perspective
  • Purification
  • Single wall nanotubes
  • State of the art matrix
  • Technical

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