Nanothinx: Carbon Nanotubes Production and
We welcome you to the Website
of Nanothinx (NTX), a spin-off company of the Institute of Chemical
Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE-HT),
which is one of the seven Institutes of the Foundation for Research
and Technology Hellas (FORTH).
Nanothinx (NTX) is a spin-off enterprise located in
Rio-Patras, Greece, and founded by Professor Stratis V. Sotirchos.
The activities of Nanothinx mainly lie on the development of methods
for the large-scale, high-yield and low-cost production of carbon
nanotubes (CNT), using novel nanostructured catalysts on suitable
supports. The proprietary methods of nanotubes production used
by NTX are based on the catalytic chemical vapor deposition of
carbon (CCVD or CVD) from hydrocarbon feeds using metallic catalysts
on suitable supports.
Nanostructured mixed (multi-component) oxides are employed as precursor materials for the CCVD catalysts. As a result, NanoThinX possesses and is developing expertise on the production of nanostructured mixed oxides by the use of various processing methods
ranging from combustion synthesis to flame pyrolysis.
Work is also carried out on the development of methods for the production of nanostructured materials in which nanotubes are one of their constituent components, such as composite materials.