Saturday, January 28, 2006
To bring uniformity to the disclosure of properties of carbon (fullerene) nanotubes,the IEEE has begun work on IEEE P1690(TM), "Standard Methods for the Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes Used as Additives in Bulk Materials". When completed, it will be the first standard to define methods for testing these additives and how to report the resulting performance data. The standard will help nanotube producers characterize purity, dispersion and other properties and also give end users confidence in evaluating carbon nanotubes from different sources. IEEE P1690 will apply to nanotubes independent of how they were fabricated."