SouthWest NanoTechnologies Receives Research Grants
December 16, 2009
NORMAN OK -- SouthWest NanoTechnologies Inc. (SWeNT), a manufacturer of single-wall and specialty multi-wall carbon nanotubes (CNT), has been awarded two grants from the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST).
The first is an OARS (Oklahoma Applied Research Support) grant. SWeNT will use the OCAST grants to develop a new generation of single-walled carbon nanotubes with higher electrical conductivity and transparency than is currently available commercially.
“Improved nanotubes developed under the OARS grant will enable printed LED lighting products that consume one third the energy of fluorescent bulbs,” explained David Arthur, SWeNT CEO. “Furthermore, the carbon nanotubes we develop for LED lighting will also be used in a wide range of other pioneering applications including photovoltaics, super-capacitors, batteries and displays.”
SWeNT also received funds to engage three interns under the Faculty and Student Intern Partnership program.