ince discovered in 1991, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have drawn a great deal of attention as fantastic, pioneering materials for a wide range of
potential applications such as field emission devices, advanced nanocomposites, secondary batteries, fuel cells, supercapacitors, hydrogen
storage materials, nanoelectronics, nanoscale sensors, biological applications, etc. Such a great interest in the CNTs is attributed to their unique
structures and properties: high aspect ratios of small diameters (1~tens of nm) to extended lengths (µm~mm); duality of electrical properties being
semiconducting or metallic, depending on their structures; superior mechanical strength; excellent thermal conductivity; chemical inertness.
The CNTs can be usually classified into three different types of structures by their number of walls: single-walled (SWCNTs); double-walled
(DWCNTs); multi-walled (MWCNTs).
They can be produced mainly by electric arc methods, laser evaporation, and chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

  Synthesis of CNTs using thermal CVD on flat substrates coated with nanoclustered catalyst particles.
Purification, functionalization, and dispersion of CNTs.
Preparation of pastes containing the CNTs.
Application of CNTs to field emission devices including FEDs, LCD BLUs, x-ray generators, etc.
Application of CNTs to advanced nanocomposites.
  Nanotube Research Lab. is now seeking graduate students with diverse backgrounds including nanotechnology, materials, physics, chemistry,
electronics, etc., for M.S and Ph.D courses. Research assistantship (full tuition and fees) may be supported upon evaluation.
You will work on the ongoing projects listed above.

For inquiries and application, please contact Prof. Naesung Lee, via email to