nanoCVD 8N



  • nanoCVD 8N

  • nanoCVD 8N

  • nanoCVD 8N


Compact, turn-key and scalable CVD system for high-throughput carbon nanotube synthesis. Proven performance.

Key features:

  • Ultra-compact, benchtop CVD system
  • Reproducible carbon nanotube synthesis
  • Optimised for single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs)
  • Precise control of conditions
  • 1100°C maximum temperature
  • Process times <30 mins
  • 20×40 mm2 maximum substrate size
  • Fully automatic
  • User-friendly, touchscreen interface
  • Create/save multiple growth programs
  • PC connection for data-logging
  • Equipped for easy servicing
  • Comprehensive safety features


The nanoCVD-8N has been developed in collaboration with academic experts. The design is optimised for the synthesis of single-walled nanotube (SWNT) networks. The SWNTs produced are high-quality with typical diameters of 0.7-1.2 nm (using suggested schemes).

The system contains a low thermal-mass heater stage for uniform heating of catalysed substrates. The stage slides into a small volume, cold-walled reaction chamber. Comprehensive software allows for definition, saving and automated running of growth programmes.

This technology is highly scalable — please ask us about systems for pilot-scale and production work.

Growth schemes:

Compatible with most CVD methods:

  • Substrates: SiO2/Si, Al2O3/Si and Si3N4
  • Catalysts: Fe, Co and Ni, films or dispersed nanoparticles
  • Feedstocks: Ethanol, CH4, C2H4, and others

Carbon nanotube morphologies:

Various network morphologies can be produced for different applications, by adjusting synthetic schemes:

  • Random: Multiply interconnected SWNTs
  • Aligned: Parallel SWNTs
  • ‘Forests’: Vertically stacked SWNTs


Low-pressure module, liquid feedstocks, additional gas lines, etc. (requests welcome).


Pure research, product development and education in:

  • Electrodes for photovoltaics
  • Touchscreen displays
  • High-performance electronics
  • Biological, chemical and mechanical sensors
  • Electrical energy storage
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