Highly conductive hybrid nanofibers for polymer 3D printing and thermal spray coating
Over the past few years, composite materials have been more and more in demand, given that they can combine more functionalities than usual materials. In particular, composite that can provide high conductivity are highly desired by a broad range of sectors. The technology developped by Professor Therriault and his team relies on the chemical deposition of metals on carbonaceous nanoparticles. The resulting product, hybrid nanofibers, consists of a carbon nanofiber core with a continuous and conformal silver coating allowing for composites with unseen conductivity/cost ratio .
With this technology, you can now print conductive 3D objects with your current 3D printer, apply ultra-light conductive thermal coating or electromagnetic protective coating to any kind of materials, or use it as a substitute to nanoscale conductive thermal sprays, etc.