These are the distinct properties that make functionalized single-walled carbon nanotube such an efficient and advanced material:
Strength – Its renowned for its extreme tensile strength and higher elastic modulus, thus making it one of the strongest and stiffest materials discovered to date. The covalent sp2 bonds formed between the pure carbon atoms makes these tiny nanostructures incredibly strong.
Electrical – The carbon nanotube is either metallic or semiconductors along the axis of the tubes. Theoretically, these nanotubes are more than 1,000 times better at conducting electricity, as compared to conventional copper.
Optical – Single-walled carbon nanotube are efficient at light absorption, and fluorescence, and have excellent Raman spectroscopy properties. These make it a suitable material to be used in various optical-based industries.
Thermal – The functionalized single-walled carbon nanotube is an active conductor of heat, along with the tube. These are known for the unique ‘ballistic conduction’ phenomena. However, these are also good insulators, along with the axis of the tube. These can withstand a temperature of up to 750˚ C, in a normal atmosphere, while its heat conductivity rises to an immense 2,800˚ C, in vacuum conditions.