ROCKLEDGE, FL – October 14th, 2016 – Mainstream Engineering Corporation, a 30-year-old Brevard county research and manufacturing company, has been awarded a contract from the Office of Naval Research to fabricate ultra-long carbon nanotubes (ULCNTs) using Mainstream’s unique reactor.
Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are well known for their enormous potential to improve thermal, electrical and mechanical properties of materials. The goal of this contract is to increase the length and yield of CNTs by mitigating the failure mechanisms common in nanotube growth. Mainstream has already demonstrated their innovative reactor design and will focus this effort on growing CNTs up to 2 centimeters long.
About Mainstream Engineering
Mainstream Engineering Corporation is a solutions-oriented research, development and manufacturing small business with a history of leading-edge R&D that has resulted in advanced, American-made, cost-competitive products. Founded in 1986, Mainstream’s mission is to transition thermal control, energy storage and energy conversion technology into high-quality, cost-effective, environmentally safe green, commercial products. Products include lightweight diesel engines, thermal control units, biomass conversion technologies, refrigerators/freezers for shipping containers and the QwikProduct™ line of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) products. Areas of research include thermal control, energy conversion, power electronics, turbomachinery, chemical technology and materials science.