#Sodium containing compounds are able to catalyze the growth of #carbon_nanotubes, or CNTs, at much lower temperatures than traditional catalysts require.
Taking into account the official plans of the largest global car manufacturers, just the #Li_ion_batteries for them would require 250 tonnes of single wall #carbon_nanotubes (SWCNTs) in 2025.
Currently, USA is considered as the largest market for #carbon_nanotubes followed by East Asian countries. These two regions hold around 75% of the global market.
Using #carbon_nanotubes in manufacturing of long #wind_turbine improves strength of the turbine without increasing its weight, thereby improving the potential of #power_generation.
The largest share of nanotechnology-related patents among different nanomaterials/morphologies belongs to #carbon_nanotubes.