Bob Praino - AgeNT™: AgNW/Carbon Nanotube Hybrid TCF – Progress Update

Session 21: Novel Conductor and Semiconductor Materials

AgeNT™: AgNW/Carbon Nanotube Hybrid TCF – Progress Update
Thursday, June 22, 2017 
10:15 AM - 10:40 AM

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are the topic of much research and are actively being regarded as having the potential to revolutionize many industries requiring unique opto-electronic and mechanical performance enhancements. To-date, CNTs alone have not delivered sufficient performance of conductivity and optical transparency required for demanding applications, in part because application requirements have moved faster than CNT materials development. A new structure comprised of a hybrid structure of silver nanowires and carbon nanotubes was described in 2016, delivering a sheet resistance (Rs) of 50 ohms/□ and 95% visible light transmission (%T).

Over the past year, ongoing work has resulted in improvements in Rs over a range of %T, which has opened the door to new applications. In addition, environmental testing has been extended in a variety of formats and structure modifications have enabled the use of a number of customer requested substrates with improved adhesion. A review current state of this development program will be presented.


Speaker's Biography

Robert F. Praino, Jr. Short Bio Co-Founder, Chasm Technologies, Inc.

• Bob has 40 years of experience developing and manufacturing products created with a variety of film coating processes. His career path prior to Chasm includes assignments at Stone & Webster Engineering, Polaroid Corporation, Presstek, Vitex Systems, and Precision Lithograining. Bob has a BS and MS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and MBA from Boston University. He co-founded Chasm in March, 2005 to apply his experience in coated film products and associated science and engineering to develop commercially viable pathways to product applications beginning with a wide range of “nano-materials” and “nano-technologies”. The applications for these technical areas have included flat panel displays, fuel cells, photovoltaics, film substrate development, optical film development, carbon nanotube applications, life sciences, and nano-imprint lithography. In addition to the process work in these areas, Chasm has designed and managed capital equipment projects totaling over $10 million for roll-to-roll coating lines and nano-material manufacturing facilities.

• Bob is member of the Society for Information Displays and the American Chemical Society.


Bob Praino
Chasm Technologies, Inc.